North Carolina woman killed in crash

Staff Report

TUPPERS PLAINS — A North Carolina woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 7 early Friday morning in Meigs County.

According to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Gallipolis Post, the 2018 Nissan Sentra driven by Dylan L. Wilkens, 25, of Elon, North Carolina was traveling south on State Route 7 when it went left of center and struck the left rear trailer axles of a Freightliner driven by Marion L. Lovejoy, 64, of Hurricane, West Virginia.

Wilkens’ passenger Elizabeth Hursey, 18, of Elon, North Carolina, died as a result of the crash. Wilkens was transported by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. No injuries were listed for Lovejoy.

All three were wearing safety belts, according to the release.

The roadway was closed for approximately two hours in the area of State Route 7 and Success Road. The crash occurred at 4:34 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

Staff Report