Hillsboro man killed in head-on wreck


OSHP: Drugs or alcohol suspected in crash near Paint Creek

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A head-on collision Sunday night near Paint Creek State Park took the life of a Hillsboro man and left another man with serious injuries, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

According to a release from the Wilmington Post of the OSHP, the wreck occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday on SR 753 south of Snake Road.

The release states that Eric Stone, 41, was driving a black 1994 Ford Mustang southwest on SR 753 when the vehicle drove left of center and struck a red 2006 Ford Super Duty pickup truck in the oncoming lane, driven by Kenneth Browning, 40, Bloomingburg.

Stone was transported to Adena Greenfield Medical Center, and was later pronounced deceased, according to the OSHP. Browning was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The OSHP says a preliminary crash investigation indicates neither driver was wearing a safety belt when the crash occurred, and alcohol and/or drugs are suspected to have been a factor.

The matter remains under investigation.

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OSHP: Drugs or alcohol suspected in crash near Paint Creek

The Times-Gazette