Four People Injured In Two Vehicle Crash in Pike County


The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car injury crash, that occurred on US Route 23 near mile post 2, in Pike County on August 30th, at approximately 12:50pm.

A Ford F-150, driven by 84-year-old Robert Chain of Chillicothe, was entering the traffic way from a private drive off US 23 when it failed to yield the right-of-way. A Chevy Silverado, driven by 33-year-old Christopher McCleese of Jamestown, Ohio, was traveling southbound on US 23 when it struck Chain’s vehicle.

McCleese’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway into the median, before coming to final rest back onto the southbound lanes of US 23. Chain’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, where it came to final rest.

Chain and his passenger, 80-year-old Mabel Reese, also of Chillicothe, were transported to Adena Pike Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

McCleese was treated and released on scene, along with three juvenile passengers. His front right passenger, 33-year-old Stephanie McCleese, also of Jamestown, were transported to Adena Pike Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

US 23 southbound was shut down for approximately 20 minutes, intermittently, while crash was being investigated.


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