Michael Barch And Karys Seipel Identified As Victims of SR-48 Crash in Clearcreek Township
The identities of the two individuals who lost their lives in a collision that occurred in Clearcreek Township on Saturday evening have been disclosed.
On Wednesday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol disclosed the identities of the victims involved in the incident as Michael Barch, aged 20, hailing from Centerville, and Karys Seipel, aged 19, from Springboro.
At approximately 11:35 p.m., a crash was reported at the intersection of State Route 48 and East Lytle Five Points Road, prompting the response of Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and Clearcreek Township crews.
An INDOT worker was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital after being struck by a vehicle.
According to initial investigations, a collision occurred between a Kia and a Chevrolet at the intersection of SR-48 and Lytle Five Points Road. The Kia, driven by Mary Huelsman of Bellbrook, was traveling southbound on SR-48 while the Chevrolet, driven by Barch, was heading eastbound on Lytle Five Points Road.
According to OSP, a wooden utility pole was struck by two cars that veered off the right side of the road.
According to reports, Huelsman was transported to Kettering Health for treatment of injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
At the scene, Barch and Seipel were pronounced dead.
At this time, the crash is still under investigation.