Local paramedic dies following crash

Staff Report

JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on Ohio 93 near milepost 12 in Jackson County on Friday, which claimed the life of a local paramedic.

According to multiple media reports citing the OSHP, Jennifer Cross and the driver of a Portsmouth Ambulance Services vehicle were responding to an emergency call, traveling southbound on Ohio 93. The ambulance was reportedly traveling with emergency lights on when a vehicle traveling northbound went left of center and the vehicles collided, according to OSHP.

Cross was transported to Holzer Medical Center in Jackson where she was pronounced dead, according to OSHP. Cross was reportedly from Racine in Meigs County and was well known in the local EMS community.

The two drivers were also reportedly transported to Holzer with non-life threatening injuries and both released.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to media reports citing OSHP. No charges have been filed at this time. This story was breaking at press time and the investigation remains ongoing.


Staff Report