MOUNT VERNON (3:28 p.m.) — A Gambier man was killed in a head-on collision Thursday on Ohio 229.

Matthew D. Remillard, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene of a two vehicle crash that occurred Thursday at 7:30 a.m. on Ohio 229 near Tucker Road.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mount Gilead reports, Remillard was traveling westbound on Ohio 229 when he was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by Douglas L. Christian, 26, Marengo. At the time of the crash, Christian was traveling eastbound on Ohio 229 when he attempted to pass a pick-up truck that was towing a trailer, according to the patrol.

Christian was transported to Mount Carmel Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the patrol.

Seat belts were in use at the time of the crash, the patrol reports. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the patrol.

Mount Vernon Fire and EMS, the Ohio Department of Transportation and Knox County Sheriff’s Office assisted on-scene.

The crash brings the number of traffic fatalities in Knox County to 11 this year. There have been 10 fatal crashes in Knox County in 2018.

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MOUNT VERNON (11:28 a.m.) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened this morning on Ohio 229, west of Mount Vernon, near Tucker Road.

Emergency responders, were called to the scene of the head-on crash at 7:28 a.m., between Cochran and Tucker roads.

One patient was transported to Knox Community Hospital.

Officials closed the highway as first responders attended the injured and the investigation commenced.

No further information was available at press time.

Follow for more information as it becomes available.



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