Two WCH residents involved in US 62 accident


More information was released Tuesday on the two-vehicle injury accident that occurred Monday afternoon on US 62 at the intersection of State Route 753.

Around 2:20 p.m. Monday, Draydon L. Moore, 20, of Washington Court House, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 south on US 62 when he lost control and his vehicle struck the rear of a 2017 Dodge Ram — driven by Donald M. Stevens, 54, of Washington Court House. According to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Stevens reported being stopped for the traffic signal and that his vehicle just began to move when the accident occurred.

After striking Stevens’s vehicle, Moore’s vehicle slid off the right side of the roadway, crashed into a utility pole and overturned before coming to rest. Moore was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash, according to Stanforth, and is believed to have been ejected from the vehicle.

Moore sustained serious injury in the crash and was transported by Fayette County EMS to Adena Fayette Medical Center, according to Stanforth. He was subsequently airlifted to a Columbus-area hospital for further medical treatment.

Stevens and his passenger reported no injuries in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation, said Stanforth. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by members of the Washington Court House Police Department, Washington Fire Department, Fayette County EMS, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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