Driver in Deadly Crash Identified as Harrison Central Student

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Authorities confirm the identity of the 18-year-old killed in a car accident Tuesday in Harrison County as Elizabeth Keadle. 

Keadle was a senior at Harrison Central High School.

Principal Brent Ripley said the entire school’s thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He went on to say counselors have been made available to students Wednesday and Thursday. Staff and administrators are encouraging students to write letters to let out their feelings.

Harrison Hills School District Superintendent, Dana Snider released this statement:

“Harrison Hills is deeply saddened by the loss of senior Elizabeth Keadle. Administration and the Board of Education send their deepest condolences to Elizabeth’s family and friends. Counselors and a youth pastor are available to students and staff.”


ORIGINAL STORY

An 18-year-old girl from Harrison County was killed following a car accident in Harrison County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the driver was heading west on County Route 2 when the crash happened just after 3:00 pm Tuesday.

Patrol says the girl was traveling near McGee Road and went off of the road while trying to make a left turn.  She hit the guardrail, then a tree. She was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The OSHP believes road conditions played a large part in the accident.  The investigation continues.

Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for any new developments with this story.



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