A Hillsboro man was at fault in an accident that claimed the life of a Fayetteville woman in a two-vehicle crash Saturday, according to the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wilmington Post is investigating the crash that occurred at 3:55 p.m. on U.S. Route 68 in Washington Township, Clinton County.
A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 GMC Sierra operated by Derrick L. Ison Sr., 40, of Hillsboro, was driving southbound on U.S. 68. A 2007 Chevrolet Equinox operated by Bonita J. Christon, 59, of Fayetteville, was driving northbound on U.S. 68 when Ison drove left of center and struck Christon’s vehicle head-on, according to a news release from the OSHP reported.
Christon was pronounced deceased at the scene by Wilmington Fire/EMS.
Ison was transported by ground to Clinton Memorial Hospital, and he was later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of crash, the OSHP stated.
Other units assisting on scene were Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, and Ohio Department of Transportation
The crash remains under investigation.