A Londonderry man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Lancaster Road. The crash occurred at approximately 7:30pm and shut down the roadway intermittently for approximately three hours.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that 47-year-old George Murphy Jr. was killed when his Route 50 eastbound GMC Terrain and trailer pulled into the intersection with Jones Road and Lancaster Road and failed to yield at a red light. That caused a Kia Optima driven by 18-year-old Alayna Hurley of Chillicothe to strike Murphy's truck as she was southbound on Jones Road.
Mr. Murphy’s vehicle and trailer then proceeded to strike a Kia Sorento, driven by 44-year-old Alois Bernard of Chillicothe, who was northbound on Lancaster Road and waiting to turn left onto US 50. Murphy's vehicle overturned and traveled off the right side of the roadway. Hurley's vehicle traveled off the eastbound side of US 50, east of Lancaster Road. Benard's vehicle remained on Lancaster Road.
Murphy died from his injuries at the scene. His passengers, 40-year-old Yvonne Murphy and 18-year old Gabberial Murphy, both of Londonderry, suffered injuries and were transported to Adena Regional Medical Center. Hurley sustained minor injuries and was also transported to ARMC. Bernard and his passengers, 41-year-old Christina Bernard and a juvenile, both of Chillicothe, were not injured.