One person was ejected at SR 104 and Gateway Drive Wednesday
One person is dead another hurt after a crash just before 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on SR 104 at Gateway Drive just north of Chillicothe. The crash happened just before 3 p.m.
Investigators say 26-year-old Jeanetta Good was killed when she pulled out of Gateway Drive in front of a northbound car driven by a 22 year old Nicholas Draise.
"That individual (Good) was ejected from that vehicle. The other has been transported to Adena Regional Medical Center," said Sgt. James Lott of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Good was pronounced dead at the scene.
It's the latest deadly crash in a year that has seen a spike in fatal crashes in Ross County. This is believed to be the 16th traffic death of the year.
"It seems to be people just don't pay attention when they're driving down the roadway," Lott said. "Troopers are working a lot of hours of overtime to try and save people's lives and we're still getting hit with these fatal crashes."
It's too early in the investigation to determine why Good pulled out into oncoming traffic.
Daymar employees told Clear Channel News that there have been other accidents at that location, which should warrant a traffic light being installed. Thus far, that has been denied by ODOT.
A loaded handgun was also found in the vehicle driven by the 22-year-old man. Lott says the vehicle was registered to the man's father so it's unknown whether or not he had a permit for the weapon.