HIGHLAND COUNTY – A driver died in a two-vehicle crash in Highland County Tuesday afternoon.

The Wilmington Highway Patrol Post is investigating the crash that occurred at approximately 03:47 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Danville Road in Union Township, according to an OSHP news release.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2013 Jeep Wrangler was traveling north on Danville Road, being operated by Jeremy M. Watson, 50, of Mount Orab.

Watson failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 50 and struck a 2013 Chevrolet 2500 operated by David West, 57, of Lynchburg. After initial contact, both vehicles traveled off the north side of U.S. 50 and overturned. Watson was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.

Watson was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Highland County Coroner’s Office, the OSHP reported.

West sustained minor injuries.

The Highland County Sheriff’s Office, Paint Creek Fire and EMS, Lynchburg Fire and EMS, Highland County EMA, and ODOT assisted troopers on scene.

Watson was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, the OSHP stated.


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