UPDATE: Family and Friends Mourn Two Teens Killed in Head-On Crash

By  | 

UPDATE 3/30/15 @ 5:30 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A makeshift memorial now sits where two teenagers lost their lives during the weekend. Friends say it's still a shock.

"I didn't know what to think," Abby Leach said. "I just know that was my best friend."

Leach says she's devastated that her friend, Paige Evans, won't get the chance to live out her life.

"She had a lot going for her," Leach said. "She wanted to be a kindergarten teacher. She loved kids, and in the blink of an eye, that's cut short. She doesn't get to teach kids or anything."

On Sunday night, more than 300 people poured into the East High School gym to pay their respect to Evans and Evan Bradley, 17, who also died in the crash. School leaders say it's a testament to how much the two teens were loved.

"We all feel like they're our kids," Bill Shope, president of Sciotoville Community Schools Governing Board, said. "So, when something like this happens, it's part of our family."

Meanwhile, troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol say they're working to uncover exactly what caused the crash, which also left three other teens and the driver of another vehicle injured.

"We want to know whether speed played a part in the crash," Sgt. John Howard said. "Did alcohol play a part in the crash?"

Investigators say it could be some time before they know anything regarding whether or not alcohol played a factor in the crash. They say that's because it could take some time for the toxicology reports from the victims to get back.

UPDATE 3/27/15 @ 5 a.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Two teenagers have died, and another is in critical condition, after a head-on crash in Minford.

Evan Bradley, 17, of Portsmouth, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene. Paige Evans, 18, of Portsmouth was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Evans was driving southbound on SR335 at around 10:15 Friday night, when she crossed the center line, crashing into a pickup truck. One of the four passengers in Evans’ vehicle was ejected.

A 17-year old passenger was also airlifted to Cabell Huntington Hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the pickup truck and two other passengers in Evans’ car were taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center, and later transferred to a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, with non-life threatening injuries.

UPDATE 3/27/15 @ 11:55 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- One person has died in the head-on crash that happened late Friday night on Ohio 335 in Minford, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say.

Four to five people were taken to the hospital. Another person walked away from the crash with no injuries.

The accident was reported at 10:19 p.m. Friday, just south of the Scioto County Airport. A silver Chevrolet traveling south on Ohio 335 drifted over the center line and hit an oncoming red Ford Ranger pickup truck head on, troopers say.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.

ORIGINAL STORY 3/27/15 @ 10:51 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Several people are reported hurt late Friday night in a head-on crash on Ohio 335 in Minford, Scioto County Sheriff's dispatchers say.

The road is closed in that area.

The crash was reported at 10:19 p.m. Friday, just south of the Scioto County Airport.

While the severity of the injuries is unknown at this time, a helicopter was dispatched to take one of the victims to the hospital.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus