One dead after accident on I-71 in Delaware County

DELAWARE CO., OH (WCMH) — The Delaware County post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says one person has died after a vehicle accident on Interstate 71 Friday night.

The accident happened on I-71 southbound near Cheshire road. The Ohio State Patrol says that Ayani Joy Buckmon, 18, of Alliance, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene after her car traveled off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, a tree and a fence before the vehicle rolled over.

One passenger, Dakota James Ring, 18, of Sebring, Ohio, was transported to Grant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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