Fatal Crash

The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a 2 vehicle fatal crash on State Route 125, in Friendship, Tuesday evening.

A vehicle driven by 38-year-old Sonya Mangus, of  New Boston, was traveling south on State Route 125, while a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Angela Culver, of Otway was traveling north on State Route 125. Ms. Mangus drove left of center and struck Mrs. Culver head-on. Ms. Mangus’ passenger, 31-year-old Ricky Hardin, of Portsmouth, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Mrs. Culver and Ms. Mangus had to be extracted by mechanical means and were both flown to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in WV, by Air Evac with serious injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by Portsmouth Ambulance, Nile Township and Washington Township EMS and Fire departments, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department, Portsmouth Police Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The crash currently remains under investigation.


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