One dead following Athens County crash

ATHENS COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says one man is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Athens County.

The crash happened around 12:45pm near mile marker 37 on US Route 50. According to officers 62-year-old Mark Highland of Coolville stopped his motorcycle in the right lane of US 50 eastbound. William Stover, 57, of Albany was heading eastbound on US 50 and struck the motorcycle with his truck.

Medics pronounced Highland dead at the scene.

Troopers say the accident is still under investigation. 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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