The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle head-on crash Friday that rerportedly claimed the life of a Sabina man and left a Hillsboro man with serious injuries.
The crash took place at approximately 4:41 p.m. on SR 72 near milepost 12 in Clinton County.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Richard Steiner, 69, of Sabina, was operating a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup northbound on SR 72. The driver of the other vehicle, Joshua McKinley, 27, of Hillsboro, was operating a 2016 Kia Sportage southbound on SR 72 when the two vehicles collided head-on, according to to the state patrol.
Steiner was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner’s Office.
McKinley was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries. Two juvenile occupants also inside the vehicle McKinley was driving were relayed to area hospitals for evaluations, the state patrol said.
SR 72 was closed during the initial investigation.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Coroner’s Office, SRWW Joint Fire District 2 and the Ohio Department of Transportation assisted on thescene.
The crash remains under investigation.