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Jerran Adkins and his wife, Jennifer Adkins, were identified as the couple involved in a fatal crash at 10:41 p.m. Sunday near mile marker No. 1 on U.S. Route 68 in Clinton County, Jefferson Township. Jerran, 43, was killed in the wreck while his wife, Jennifer, also 43, was transported to the hospital and remains in critical condition.
State troopers and fire crews were dispatched to U.S. 68 in southern Clinton County Sunday evening on a report of a three-vehicle crash involving a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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Edwin F. Schmid III, 59, of Midland, was driving a 1984 Ford Crown Victoria south and stopped in preparation to turn left into a private driveway, state troopers said. Eighteen-year-old Jacob D. Henderson, of Mount Orab, rear-ended Schmid’s car in his black 2008 Pontiac G6 and traveled left of center, striking a motorcycle driven by Adkins. He was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger on the motorcycle, Jennifer, was transported by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries. source
Schmid and Henderson were not injured in the crash. Troopers said the Adkins were not wearing helmets when the crash happened.
Friends and family took to Facebook to remember Jerran and send their get well wishes to Jennifer.
Ray C. Phillips via Facebook: It is with a broken heart that I must share with our Stratford Heights church family – news that Jerran Adkins has went on to be with the Lord after he and his wife Jennifer were involved in a tragic accident last evening. Jennifer is in critical but stable condition at the hospital and needs our fervent prayers. Please keep her and their children in prayer at this very sad and difficult time. Jerran was an amazing friend and brother – we know he stands now in the presence of the Lord! This is our anchor of hope and promise!
Jeffrey Baker via Facebook: “Heavy heart this morning…Will see u again Jerran Adkins!”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.
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