OH Teen Asher Messer ID’d As Victim In Sunday Athens Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash

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ATHENS COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Asher Messer, of Grove City, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a Sunday morning multi-vehicle crash in Athens County.

Messer, 19, was killed in a vehicle crash involving two pickup trucks in Alexander Township on Sunday morning.

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According to reports, Messer was operating a vehicle on OH-33 near Hawks Nest Road in Athens, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes early Sunday. The vehicle then made contact with a pickup truck operated by Joseph C. Fletcher, 32, of Milford, Michigan.

The force of the crash caused Fletcher’s pickup to exited the roadway and roll over.

A third pickup struck debris from the initial incident.

Messer was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Fletcher was transferred to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The third involved driver did not suffer any injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Athens County is a county in southeastern Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,757. Its county seat is Athens. The county was formed in 1805 from Washington County – Wikipedia.

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