ROSS COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Timothy James Hise and Barry R. Cooper, have been identified as the victims in a Friday night fatal vehicle crash in Ross County.

Hise, 39, and 59-year-old Cooper, were both killed in a single-vehicle crash near Chillicothe Friday night.


According to reports, Hise was operating a Ford F-150 pickup truck on US 35 in Chillicothe, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 9 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then rolled over.

Hice and his passenger Cooper, who were ejected from the vehicle during the wreck, both died from injuries suffered in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Ross County is a county in the Appalachian region of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 77,093. Its county seat is Chillicothe, the first and third capital of Ohio. Established on August 20, 1798, the county is named for Federalist Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania – Wikipedia.