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Third victim ID’ed in Clark Co. fatal car wreck


The third victim of a fatal head-on car crash on Old Columbus Road has been identified by authorities.

Charles C. Kerr, 42, of Urbana was killed along with Angela Smith, 34, of Catawba, Andrew Stewart, 26 of Springfield, in the Friday night accident.

Two others were flown to area hospitals following the crash, where one of the vehicles burst into flames.

“It looks like it caught fire immediately after impact,” said Lt. Matt Cleaveland with the Ohio Highway Patrol Springfield post, describing a Ford Contour that was struck by a GMC Jimmy during the crash.

Two others were admitted to Miami Valley Hospital following the crash. As of Sunday, Zachary Fife, 23, of South Charleston, was listed in serious condition. Fife’s passenger, Megan Perkins, 23, of South Vienna was listed in fair condition.

The two-vehicle crash occurred in the 9100 block of Old Columbus Road just before 9:15 p.m. Friday.

An investigation by the OSP found the 2001 GMC Jimmy, driven by Fife was driving westbound on Old Columbus Road and attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone. The Jimmy collided head on with Smith’s Ford Contour and the car became engulfed in flames, according to a release.

All three occupants of the Contour were pronounced dead on the scene.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Pleasant Township Fire and Rescue Department and the Harmony Township Fire Department responded to the crash.


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