The state Highway Patrol’s Norwalk post is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 2:18 p.m. Saturday on Ohio 162 just west of Town Line Road 79 in Fitchville Township, west of New London.
Karlie Conaway, 15, of Greenwich, was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup west on Ohio 162 when she lost control, traveled left of center and collided with an eastbound 1998 Ford Ranger pickup being driven by Troy Green, 40, of New London, troopers said.
All occupants were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by rescue personnel from the New London Fire Department.
Conaway sustained serious injuries and was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The front-seat passenger, Rodney Williams, 69, and rear-seat passenger, Betty Williams, 66, both of North Fairfield, were pronounced dead at the scene. Conaway and Rodney Williams were both wearing their safety belts, but Betty Williams was not belted in, troopers said. Their vehicle was towed from the scene by Jensen’s Towing.
Green received serious injuries and was transported to Fisher-Titus. He was wearing his safety belt and his vehicle also was towed from the scene by Jensen’s Towing.
Ohio 162 was closed until just before 6 p.m.
No charges have been filed, and there is no indication of alcohol or drug involvement, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.
Assistance at the scene was provided by the New London Fire Department, New London EMS, New London Police Department, ODOT, Jensen’s Towing and A&M Towing.