West Jefferson crash leaves one person dead

WEST JEFFERSON, OH (WCMH)– The Madison County post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol say one person is dead following an early morning crash.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at about 12:45am, Friday, troopers were called to I-70WB near mile post 85 in Jefferson Township on the report of a crash.

Troopers say a 2001 Ford Escort, driven by Ashley Green, 24, of Alexandria Indiana, lost control and was struck by a 2014 Freightliner tractor trailer that was also traveling westbound.

After the collision, both vehicles traveled off the roadway and struck a guardrail.

A passenger in the Escort, Aaron Mullins, 24, of Muncie Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene. Green was taken to Mt. Carmel West Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck, Abdikarim Abdirahman, 33, of Saint Louis, Missouri was transported with minor injuries.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash, but said all occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.

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