South Charleston woman killed in state Route 41 crash identified

SUV, semi crashed Thursday morning.

A 33-year-old woman was killed in a crash Thursday morning on state Route 41 in Clark County.

Katrina Lynn Yates, of South Charleston, died after a crash around 7:50 a.m. involving an SUV and semi truck, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

“Two vehicles were traveling on state Route 41, one northbound, one southbound,” said Sgt. Ryan May. “They made contact. Due to the injuries sustained, one of the drivers was pronounced dead on scene.”

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One person is dead and another suffered minor injuries after an SUV and semi truck crashed on state Route 41 in Clark County on Thursday. BILL LACKEY / STAFF
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One person is dead and another suffered minor injuries after an SUV and semi truck crashed on state Route 41 in Clark County on Thursday. BILL LACKEY / STAFF

Yates was traveling north on state Route 41 when she drove an SUV left of center, hitting a semi truck hauling grain head-on in the southbound lane.

The driver of the semi truck was taken with minor injuries to Greene Memorial Hospital.

The crash closed state Route 41 for about four hours.

OSHP is investigating the cause of the crash, May said, and troopers expect to wrap up the investigation in a few days.

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As of June 10, Clark County has reported 11 fatal crashes and Ohio has recorded 542, according to OHSP. Clark County has reported four more fatalities year-to-date in 2021 than last year. The county recorded 23 total deadly crashes in 2020.