JACKSON TWP. — A single-vehicle crash, believed to have occurred Monday evening, resulted in the deaths of two area residents.
Deceased are Kyle M. Stuller, 19, of Logan, and Cody E. Anderson, 20, of McArthur.
Troopers from the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle, double fatality crash, that occurred on County Road 18 (Goosecreek Road), .3 miles north of Township Road 2 (Bray Hollow Road) in Jackson Township.
The Jackson Patrol Post was notified of the crash at 6:14 a.m.. according to a press release. However, it is believed the crash actually took place the previous evening at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Based on information gathered during the investigation, it was determined Stuller was operating a 2010 Toyota Scion, while traveling south on County Road 18.
Also in the vehicle was front seat passenger, Anderson. The vehicle, which was traveling south on County Road 18, traveled off of the right side of the roadway, striking a guard rail and tree. The vehicle then continued down into Salt Creek before coming to rest in the creek.
Both Stuller and Anderson were pronounced deceased at the scene by Vinton County Coroner, Dr. Christina Kremer-Goodson.
Seat belts were available to both subjects in the vehicle at the time of the crash; Stuller was wearing his seat belt, according to the Jackson Post.
Agencies assisting at the scene included the McArthur Fire Department, Vinton County E.M.S., the Ohio Investigative Unit, Vinton County Sheriff’s Office and McDonalds Towing. County Road 18 was shut down as a result of the crash for approximately four hours.
The crash remains under investigation.