On Wednesday, Buckeye Local Football Coach Phil Pest said the conditions of two seriously injured students are improving. Pest said he spent time with Devon Marques and Logan Barsch in their hospitals in Morgantown and Pittsburgh over the past two days.
A donation account has been set up to help the students recover. Monetary donations can be made to any Citizens Bank location in the Ohio Valley. Checks must be made out to: Buckeye Local Football Players Benefit Fund. Donations can be mailed to: Citizens Bank, 303 Walden Ave., Tiltonsville, Ohio 43963.
Three Buckeye Local High School football players were injured in a crash Monday evening on their way home from practice, according to the school’s athletic director.
The Wintersville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident shortly before 6 p.m. on County Road 1 in Dillonvale, where troopers found the overturned vehicle. The road was shut down for more than an hour as all three victims were taken from the scene by medical helicopter. The three students were identified as Tyler Miller, Logan Barsch and Devon Marques.
On Tuesday, Coy Sudvary, Buckeye Local High School Principal, released the following statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the three students and their families. Yesterday’s accident has been very difficult for our community, our staff, and our students but together we can and will support these young men, their families, and students struggling with this difficult situation.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were no updates on any of the victims’ conditions. The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate.