McArthur Woman Killed, Child Injured in Vinton County Crash

One person is dead and another hospitalized following a single-vehicle crash in Vinton County, Wednesday.

According to the Jackson Post of the Highway Patrol, Melissa Y. Mulhern, 51, of McArthur, was traveling south along Curry Road, approximately two miles north of U.S. 50, when she drove off the right side of the roadway. Mulhern over-corrected and then veered off the left side of the roadway where her vehicle struck a tree and overturned.

Mulhern was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. She suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Vinton County Coroner.

A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was transported by Vinton County EMS to Holzer of Jackson and later transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital by Med Flight for precautionary measures.

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