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

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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.

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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.

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

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