Speed may have contributed to a fatal one-vehicle crash in Pike County Tuesday afternoon.
The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that at about 1:41pm, 49-year-old David L. Nelson of Waverly was southbound on Wilson Run Road in a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer when it traveled to the right and struck a tree.
His passenger, 47-year-old Cynthia J. Wyant of Waverly succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Nelson was transported to OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus and his condition was not known at the time of the news release.
Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Pike County EMS, Portsmouth Ambulance, and Pee Pee Township Fire Department assisted on scene.