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Fiery crash near Springfield kills 3

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SPRINGFIELD — Authorities say three people are dead and two are injured following a fiery, head-on crash in Clark County.

Troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol say the crash occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Friday on Old Columbus Road, about 9 miles east of central Springfield.

A news release says that the three dead were in a Ford sedan that became engulfed in flames in the crash.

An SUV driven by 23-year-old Zachary Fife of South Charleston was attempting to pass a vehicle when he collided with the Ford sedan driven by 34-year-old Angela Smith of Catawba.

He says that Smith, passenger Andrew Stewart, 26, of Springfield, and an unidentified passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith, Fife and a passenger in his vehicle, Megan Perkins, 23, of South Vienna, were hospitalized. Fife was listed in critical condition and Smith was serious.

The crash remains under investigation.


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