All too often, young people are either the victims or the cause of car accidents. Three people died and three others suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Union County on February 23rd. According to the Union County Sheriff’s office, the accident was a head-on collision involving a car and an SUV.
The fatal crash occurred Sunday evening on Route 161, just west of the intersection with State Route 38, just north of the Madison County line. A family of four occupied the car that struck the SUV. Two people were transported to a Columbus hospital by helicopter life flight and a third was taken by ambulance.
Dublin Coffman school administrators confirmed that one of the people who died in the crash was 17 year old Olivia Aicher, a student at the high school. Also killed in the accident were 2 year old Easton Fraley and Easton’s father, Joshua Fraley. Two other members of the Fraley family have been hospitalized. Jennifer Fraley is in critical but stable condition at the Ohio State Medical Center and their 4-month old child is in fair condition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. An 18 year old from Olivia Aicher’s vehicle is currently at Grant Medical Center.
Officials have not disclosed which of the teens was driving the Aicher SUV. The accident is still under investigation.
Leading causes of tragic car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, and excessive speed. The Ohio car accident attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List can help motor vehicle crash victims and their family’s obtain justice.