Double Fatal Wrong-Way Crash On U.S. 23 in Pickaway County

Two people were killed, while two other people that included a Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper, were injured in a wrong-way crash on US 23 near Circleville Saturday night. The crash occurred at just before 10:45pm when the vehicle, driving the wrong way, slammed into the patrol cruiser and then hit another vehicle.

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The state trooper was driving southbound on U.S. 23 when he saw a wrong-way driver coming towards him. The trooper turned on his emergency lights in an effort to get the driver's attention to stop, but the driver side-swiped the patrol car.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the wrong-way driver as 56-year-old Carol J. Fowler of Pickerington. She was also killed. Her car had caught on fire, and the trooper injured himself breaking the window to try to rescue her.

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17-year-old Joshua Fyffe of Ashville was killed in the crash and a 17-year-old passenger in his car was flown to Grant Medical Center in critical condition. Another driver received minor injuries.

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The trooper turned around and attempted to catch up to the driver but the wrong-way driver hit two other vehicles.

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