New Carlisle man dead after weekend crash, other victim in critical condition

A New Carlisle man that was killed in a crash in Bethel Twp. on Sunday morning has been identified, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

James C. Williams, 74, was pronounced dead after being transported to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries following the two-vehicle crash.

At approximately 9:13 a.m. Williams was traveling southbound on State Route 235 in a 2019 Hyundai Elantra when he collided with a 2007 Nissan Titan driven by William G. Evans, 50, of Blacklick, Ohio who was traveling eastbound on US 40. The vehicles collided at the intersection, the release said.

The intersection was closed for roughly an hour.

Evans was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release said. According to hospital officials on Monday, Evans is in critical condition.

“Alcohol is believed to be a factor,” the release said.

The Bethel Twp. Fire Department and EMS, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Springfield Post of the OSHP responded to the crash scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Springfield Post of the OSHP.

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