Two Sabina residents were killed Wednesday when their vehicle went left of center on U.S. Route 68 in Fayette County and struck and tractor-trailer rig, according to the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred at approximately 4:14 p.m. on U.S. 68 south of Center Road.
A 2000 Chevrolet Blazer operated by Eric Ford, 32, of Sabina, was traveling south on U.S. 68. A 2017 Freightliner semi operated by Dustin Morrison, 29, of Dayton, was traveling north on U.S. 68. Ford’s SUV traveled left of center and struck the front of the semi-tractor. Both vehicles traveled off of the east side of U.S. 68. After traveling off the roadway, the semi struck a utility pole and jackknifed, according to the state patrol.
Ford and his passenger, Robert Graves, 51, of Sabina, were both pronounced deceased at the scene.
Morrison was transported by EMS to Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington and was later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for treatment.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by Wilmington Fire/EMS, Port William Fire/EMS, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation.