Car Crash in Clarington Sends 1 to Hospital


An elderly woman is dead after a head on crash just south of Clarrington.

The accident happened just before 5 pm Wednesday on State Route 7.

Evelyn Butler, 79, of Sardis crossed the center line and collided with a box truck driven by Jeffery McCardle of Wheeling.

Butler was taken to OVMC where she later died.

McCardle sustained minor injuries.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, driver fatigue may have played a role in the crash.

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