Two Logan men die in separate auto accidents

By Chris Cooper -

Two Logan County men died in separate automobile accidents recently, one on the Bypass in Russellville and one on I-71 north at US-62 in Franklin County, Ohio.

The most recent fatality occurred on Aug. 1 involving two vehicles at the intersection of the Bypass and Highland Lick Road. According to the Russellville Police Department, Kristy Fuller of Auburn was traveling east on the Bypass in front of Wal-Mart when her 2000 Cadillac Escalade came into contact with a 1992 Geo Metro driven by Harold Ashby of Lewisburg. Ashby was traveling west on the bypass, making a left turn onto Highland Lick Road.

Mrs. Fuller and her passenger, Brent Fuller, were transported by personal vehicle to Logan Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. Ashby was transported via Life Flight to Vanderbilt, where he died during operation to repair injuries.

The Russellville Police Department was assisted on scene by the Russellville Fire Department, Logan County EMS, and the South Central Drug Task Force.

On Sunday, July 30, the Franklin County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office reported two people were dead following an accident on Interstate I-71 north at US-62 around 6 a.m.

According to authorities, a semi-truck was traveling north when the truck struck a stationary SUV. The SUV, said a police report, was entering the traffic lane on I-71 northbound from the right side berm and was struck on the left rear by the semi that was also traveling northbound. The semi lost control, over-corrected, went off the roadway to the right, and struck the guardrail. Both occupants were ejected.

The semi-truck had two occupants, 41-year-old James Ross of Joelton, Tenn., and Skyler Davis, 22, of Russellville. Both occupants were pronounced dead.

The Russellville Rural Fire Department will be having a Firefighter Non-Line Duty Death funeral for Davis who was a volunteer firefighter.

By Chris Cooper

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