A 17-year-old Washington C.H. youth was killed early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash on State Route 729 in Jefferson Township.
At approximately 12:53 a.m., a 2007 Pontiac G6 driven by Jordan T. Fall was heading south on State Route 729 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway in the 14000 block, according to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth.
“In an attempt to take corrective action, Fall lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree and mailbox before coming to rest,” said Stanforth.
Fall was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle after striking the tree. He was critically injured in the crash and was transported from the scene by Med-Flight helicopter to the OSU Wexner Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Fall was going into his senior year at Miami Trace High School.
The vehicle sustained heavy damage in the crash and was towed from the scene, according to Stanforth. Responding to the scene were members of the Fayette County EMS, Jefferson Township Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Rescue Unit.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.
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