KNOX COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Leah Staton, of Fredericktown, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday vehicle crash in Knox County.

Staton, 17, was killed in a two-vehicle collision near Liberty Township Saturday night.


According to reports, Staton was operating a Chevrolet Impala on New Delaware Road near Tucker Road in Mt Vernon, when the vehicle came into contact with a Chrysler 300 around 6 p.m. Saturday. Staton’s vehicle then collided with a utility pole.

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

The driver of the Chrysler sustained minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,921. Its county seat is Mount Vernon. The county is named for Henry Knox, an officer in the American Revolutionary War who was later the first Secretary of War – Wikipedia.