OSHP: One dead in I-71 wrong-way crash in Clinton County


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ADAMS TOWNSHIP — The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles about 12:43 a.m. Monday on Interstate 71 in Clinton County.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2020 Ford Escape was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of travel on Interstate 71, according to a news release from the OSHP.

The driver of the other vehicle, Anthony Sisk, 51 of Hanceville, Alabama, was operating a 2020 International semi northbound when the two vehicles collided head-on.

The driver of the Ford Escape was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner’s Office. Sisk was transported by ground to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The name of the driver who died had not been released at press time Monday pending confirmation of her identity.

Alcohol and/or drugs are suspected factors in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District & EMS, Wilmington Fire & EMS, and the Ohio Department of Transportation assisted on scene.

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