Driver Flees Scene of Fatal Three-Car Accident

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HENLEY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The search is on for a driver who fled the scene of a fatal accident. It happened on State Route 73 about a mile east of Henley-Comstock Road about 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says the driver of a gray or silver car, possibly a Saturn, made an illegal pass in a no passing zone. That forced Joshua Bach to swerve to miss the Saturn. Troopers say Bach then crossed the center line and hit another driver, Christopher Smith, head-on.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scioto County Coroner. A passenger in the car, Dominique Steele, was taken to a local hospital and then air lifted to a Cincinnati hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Bach was also taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the driver of the gray or silver Saturn fled the scene. If you have any information about this investigation, you're urged to call the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 740-354-2888.


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