Two-Vehicle Wreck in Johnson County, Ohio Leaves One Man Dead
JACKSON COUNTY, OH. – A two-vehicle wreck in Ohio left one man dead, according to an online news report from wsaz.com. The wreck involved a car and a tractor-trailer.*
34-year-old Aaron P. Clement, of Kitts Hill, Ohio, was driving a 2003 Honda Civic westbound on U.S. 35 in Jackson County, Ohio. At the intersection with Cain Road (Township Road 213), a tractor-trailer turning left onto U.S. 35 East failed to yield. Clement’s Honda struck the left rear of the tractor-trailer.
Clement died at the scene, according to the Jackson County Coroner’s Office. The driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as a 26-year-old man, was not injured. No charges have been announced at this time. Jackson County authorities are still investigating the collision and have not reported additional information to the public at this time.
Following the crash, U.S. 35 was shut down for about two hours while crews analyzed the scene and cleared the wreckage.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
Ohio’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were well below the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 9.7 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 0.95 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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