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Fatal Crash

McDermott – On Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:01pm, the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call of a two vehicle injury crash on State Route 104 in McDermott.


Robert R. Simpson, 29, of McDermott was traveling south on State Route 104. Robert Sargent, 59, of Circleville was traveling north on State Route 104. Mr. Simpson drove left of center and struck Mr. Sargent head-on.


Mr. Sargent received serious non-life threating injuries and was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Simpson was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


Mr. Simpson was not wearing a seatbelt.


The crash remains under investigation at this time.


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