LICKING COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Jeffrey A. King, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been identified as the victim in a Monday morning fatal vehicle crash in Licking County, Ohio.

King, 37 was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Kirkersville on Monday.


According to reports, King was operating a Ram ProMaster Cargo Van on Interstate 70 near Kirkersville, when according to officials, he performed an improper lane change before coming into contact with a Chrysler 200, operated by Anthony McCartney, of Newark, Ohio, around 8:20 a.m. Monday.

The cargo van then exited the roadway before coming into contact with a bridge pillar for York Road.

King was pronounced deceased at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

McCartney was treated for minor injuries.

The cause crash remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Licking County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 166,492. Its county seat is Newark. The county was formed on January 30, 1808 from portions of Fairfield County. It is named for the salt licks that were in the area – Wikipedia.