WCH woman killed in crash


Two-vehicle accident on S.R. 38 at I-71 under investigation

By Ryan Carter - [email protected]



A 45-year-old Washington C.H. woman who was driving this Nissan Sentra was killed Tuesday afternoon in the two-vehicle accident. This semi tractor-trailer was attempting to turn onto State Route 38 from the I-71 southbound exit ramp and turned into the path of the northbound Nissan Sentra. Tamara Westcamp was killed in the crash.


A 45-year-old Washington C.H. woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident involving a semi-tractor trailer on State Route 38 at Interstate 71 in Paint Township.

Just before 2 p.m., a 1994 Kenwood Tractor Trailer, driven by Reece Harvey, 27, of Sunbury, Ohio, was attempting to turn southbound onto State Route 38 from the I-71 southbound exit ramp, according to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth. The truck was struck in the intersection by a northbound 2002 Nissan Sentra, driven by Tamara Westcamp. The vehicle crashed into the bed of the truck, which was hauling excavation equipment.

Westcamp, the sole occupant in her vehicle, was pronounced dead by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office at the scene of the crash. Harvey reported no injuries, according to Stanforth.

State Route 38 was closed during the investigation of the crash and reopened at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Members of the Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit were called to the scene and are continuing their investigation of the crash. Also assisting at the scene were members of the Sheriff’s Rescue Unit, Fayette County EMS, and Bloomingburg Paint Township Fire Department.

A 45-year-old Washington C.H. woman who was driving this Nissan Sentra was killed Tuesday afternoon in the two-vehicle accident. This semi tractor-trailer was attempting to turn onto State Route 38 from the I-71 southbound exit ramp and turned into the path of the northbound Nissan Sentra. Tamara Westcamp was killed in the crash.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_0284.jpgA 45-year-old Washington C.H. woman who was driving this Nissan Sentra was killed Tuesday afternoon in the two-vehicle accident. This semi tractor-trailer was attempting to turn onto State Route 38 from the I-71 southbound exit ramp and turned into the path of the northbound Nissan Sentra. Tamara Westcamp was killed in the crash.
Two-vehicle accident on S.R. 38 at I-71 under investigation

By Ryan Carter

[email protected]

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica.

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica.

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