Scene of fatal SR93 crash

Pictured was the crash scene along State Route 93, between Camba Road and Walker Road, in Jackson County.

JACKSON — One person was killed in a crash last week on State Route 93 at milepost 10.

At approximately 4:36 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, emergency responders were dispatched to a serious injury crash involving two vehicles on State Route 93, between Camba Road and Walker Road, in Jackson County.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol report, a 2020 Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound on State Route 93 near milepost 10 when it crossed the centerline for an unknown reason. A 2019 Chevrolet Equinox was northbound and was struck head-on by the 2020 Hyundai.

The driver of the Hyundai, Marcus Putman, age 31, of Oak Hill, was killed as a result of this crash. The driver of the Chevrolet, Doris Ball, age 73, of Columbus, was flown by Medflight from the scene to Cabell Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. The passenger of the Chevrolet was a juvenile and also sustained minor injuries, he was taken to Holzer Hospital and later released.

The report showed that the driver of the Hyundai was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage and were towed from the scene.

Agencies on scene were the Jackson Fire Department, Jackson County EMS, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and ODOT.

The roadway in the area was closed for approximately 2 hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

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