ATHENS COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Laiken Salyers of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Richard Turner of East Orange, New Jersey, have been identified as the victims in a Sunday morning double-fatal vehicle crash in Athens County, Ohio.

Salyers, 23, and 20-year-old Turner, were both killed in a single-vehicle crash in Athens Township Sunday morning.


According to reports, the couple and Ohio University students were traveling in a vehicle on Dairy Lane near South Park Drive in Athens, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle lost control and rolled over into a creek. The vehicle then became partially submerged around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Troopers ask anyone with possible information on the crash to contact the Athens Patrol Post at (740) 593-6611.


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.