Wooster Post of the Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash on State Route 514
Ripley Township – On Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:30a.m., the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a one-vehicle injury crash on State Route 514. The crash occurred at the intersection with State Route 754 in Ripley Township.
The on-scene investigation revealed that a dark blue Dodge Ram 1500 was northbound on State Route 514 and drove off the right side of the road before striking a ditch and culvert. The pickup truck then became engulfed in flames as it came to final rest within the intersection of State Route 514 and State Route 754.
The driver of the Dodge Ram 1500, Aaron James Casey, age 18, of Shreve, Ohio was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the Dodge Ram 1500, Kody Adams, age 18, of Wooster, Ohio was also pronounced deceased at the scene. Neither occupant appeared to have a seatbelt on at the time of crash.
At this time, the crash remains under investigation. It does appear, however, that alcohol and or drugs did contribute to this crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by West Holmes Fire and EMS, Clinton Township Fire and EMS, Bully Dawgs Towing, and the Holmes County Coroner.