LETART FALLS — The names have been released by the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol in the Monday evening accident that killed a young boy.
According to a release by the post, Darren Chase Roush, age 11, of Racine was westbound on Ohio 124 driving a 1996 Honda ATV. Roush drove left of center and was struck by an eastbound 2009 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 29-year-old Amanda D. Ashworth of Racine.
Roush was transported to Jackson General Hospital in Ravenswood, West Virginia where he died from his injuries. Ashworth sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The post is continuing an investigation into the two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 5:24 p.m. Monday. The crash occurred on Ohio 124 near mile post 37 in Meigs County, which is in the Letart Falls area just above the Shelley Plant according to Sheriff Keith Wood.
According to Wood, Roush was the lone occupant of the ATV.
The Sheriff’s Office, Racine Fire Department and Meigs EMS assisted on the scene along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The crash is pending investigation by the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.