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OSHP: 2 dead after head-on collision in Clermont County

Clermont County fatal crash
Posted at 7:55 PM, Jun 03, 2022

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two people are dead after a crash in Clermont County, Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

County dispatchers said officials responded to S.R. 276 near Bauer Road in Batavia Township before 5:30 p.m. Friday for a crash involving two vehicles. When crews arrived, they found two people dead.

OSHP's Batavia Post said a preliminary investigation found 42-year-old Joseph Richmond of Amelia was driving a Dodge Caravan northwest on S.R. 276 while a Ford F-150 driven by 65-year-old Anthony Williams of Batavia went southeast. Richmond's van crossed the center, hitting the truck head-on. The truck went off the road and into a ditch.

The Clermont County Coroner's Office pronounced both Richmond and Williams dead at the scene. OSHP said neither driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and alcohol or drug abuse is expected to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by OSHP.

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