A 16-year-old Archbishop Carroll High School student killed in a Tuesday morning crash in Warren County is the third teen in the area to die in crashes since Saturday.
Samantha Anders of Kettering was a front-seat passenger of a 2016 Nissan Quest headed north around 10:45 a.m. on Clarksville Road driven by her mother, 39-year-old Anna Irwin who apparently failed to yield at a stop sign at Ohio 73 in Wayne Twp., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.
A 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer was going through the intersection when the Nissan hit the truck’s left rear trailer tires, the patrol said.
Irwin was flown to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the semi, Tsegay Woldegergis, 44, of Dallas, was not injured.
State Route 73 was temporarily closed in both directions between Corwin Road and Corwin Avenue following the crash.
Anders was a 2020 Ascension School graduate and incoming senior at Carroll High School, according to a social media post by Ascension Church in Kettering.
Darke County update
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified a teen killed Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash.
Marissa Portemont, 17, of Greenville, was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt east on Hollansburg Sampson Road just after 7 p.m. when she failed to yield to a stop sign at the intersection with Jaysville St. Johns Road, according to preliminary investigation.
The Cobalt was struck by a Ford F-150 driven south by 48-year-old Clifford Strange of Greenville on Jaysville St. Johns Road.
Strange and his passenger were treated at the scene.
Portemont was taken to Wayne Healthcare, where she succumbed to injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
A funeral visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thrsday at Tribute Funeral Home, 1000 Broadway in Greenville, followed by a celebration of life service at 7 p.m.
Warren County crash
A 17-year-old soon-to-be senior at the Warren County Career Center was killed in an single-vehicle crash early Monday in Turtlecreek Twp.
Shawn Mitchell was driving south on Hart Road around 3 a.m. in a 2002 Honda Civic when he lost control, went off the left side of the road and struck a tree, according to the highway patrol’s Lebanon Post.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lebanon Schools Superintendent Isaac Seevers wrote in an email to families that Mitchell was a sports medicine program student at the career center. Mitchell previously attended Lebanon High School, where he participated in wrestling, track and cross country.
Clermont County crash
Motorcyclist Terry Aikins, 67, of Harrison Twp. died Saturday afternoon in a crash on Ohio 232 in Monroe Twp. in Clermont County.
Aikins was riding a 2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer around 3:10 p.m. when he went off the right side of the road at a curve and struck a guardrail. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the patrol’s Batavia Post.
All four crashes remain under investigation.