Authorities responded to a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. 42 near Bell Road Wednesday evening. According to a release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, a 2007 Toyota Corolla hit a semi head-on. The driver of the Corolla, Jose Sabillon-Lopez, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Multi-County Crash Investigation Team are investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. 42 Wednesday evening.
According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 9:07 p.m. reported a major vehicle crash on U.S. 42 near Bell Road.
After deputies arrived, it was determined that a 2007 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on U.S. 42 when it veered into the oncoming lane and struck a southbound 2017 Freightliner.
The driver of the Toyota, Jose Sabillon-Lopez, 18, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Union County Coroner. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol does not appear to have factored into the crash.
The driver of the semi, William L. Featherstone, 56, of Canada, did not sustain any injuries.
Sabillon-Lopez was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed.
The crash remains under investigation. The Union County Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
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