More Information Released in Fatal Crash on State Route 7
CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Information has been released involving the two vehicle crash on State Route 7 that resulted in one fatality.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol the two vehicle crash occurred on State Route 7 on July 25, 2021 at 6:32 p.m.
A 2001 Ford F-250 driven by Derek Wheeler, 19, of Marietta, was traveling south bound on State Route 7. Wheeler was alone in the vehicle. A 2010 Audi driven by Jacob Wolfe, 19, of Pomeroy was traveling north bound. Wolfe had a passenger, Alyssa Smith, 20, of Rutland.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Wheeler drove left of center striking Wolfe head on. Wheeler continued on overturning.
Wheeler was transported by air medical to Grand Medical Center. Smith was transported by Meigs County EMS to Grant Medical Center as well. Wolfe was transported to WVU Camden Clark Medical Center, but succumbed to his injuries. All three were wearing seat belts.
The road way was closed for several hours as a result of the crash.
Responding in addition to the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Meigs EMS were Chester Fire Department, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Department of Transportation. Gallia and Mason EMS also assisted.
The crash remains under investigation.