Last updated: February 15. 2014 8:53AM - 13485 Views
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MEIGS COUNTY — One person was killed and another injured in a accident near Eastern High School on Friday morning.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident involved a car and a tractor trailer. The crash occurred on Ohio 7, approximately one mile south of Eastern High School.

The driver of the car, Michelle Hayes, 29, of Gallipolis, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Meigs County Coroner. Her passenger Lucreshia Howard, 22, of Pomeroy was transported from the scene by MedFlight.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Roger Depoy, 53, and his passenger, Tracy Sinclair, 41, both of Guysville, were both uninjured in the crash.

Troopers with the Gallia Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol state that the car driven by Hayes traveled left of center, striking the rear axle of the trailer.

An investigation is ongoing into the accident, but it is suspected that drugs may have been involved.

Hayes’ body was taken to Dayton for a autopsy.

Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Meigs EMS and the local fire department were on scene.

Ohio 7 was closed for a period of time, but has since reopened.

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