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Fatal accident on Route 68 near West Liberty

Fatal crash on Route 68An elderly driver was killed in a head-on crash on Route 68 near County Road 5 Tuesday afternoon around three o'clock.

The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Norma Jeannine Thomas-Smith, 81, of 753 Boyce Street, Urbana, was driving a 2003 Chevy Impala southbound on 68 when she went left of center and struck a northbound 2000 Toyota pickup operated by Melanie Manns, 48, of Ada.

Thomas-Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Manns, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, was flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Both vehicles had extensive damage.

It's the sixth fatal accident in Logan County this year.

Troopers continue their investigation.

The West Liberty Police Department, West Liberty Fire Department, Macochee Joint Ambulance District, and Bellefontaine Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.

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