One Dead in Athens County Crash

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

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Ohio Highway Patrol in Athens County is investigating a fatal crash.

The crash happened about 10:20 a.m. Thursday on County Road 33 in the Shade area.

Troopers say Ronald Hedrick, 53, of Shade, was driving eastbound on CR 33, when he lost control in a curve and slid off the side of the road.

According to the accident report, he overcorrected and slid left of center, hitting a car driven by Kurt Raschke, 69, of Guysville.

Raschke died from his injuries. Troopers say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Hedrick was treated at the scene for his injuries. His passenger, Wedny Hedrick, 39, of Shade, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Charges are pending.

Route 33 was closed for about 90 minutes after the crash.

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