FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Allison McCort and Evan Friend, both of Canton, Ohio, have been identified as the victims in a Saturday night double-fatal Jeep crash involving a semi-tractor in Franklin County.

McCort, 18, and 25-year-old Friend, were both killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a big-rig near Mifflin Township Saturday night.


According to reports, the pair were traveling in a Jeep Liberty on I-71 near Columbus, when for unknown reasons, the Jeep crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night.

The Jeep then came into contact with a Freightliner Cascadia semi-truck.

The Jeep then burst into flames.

McCort and Friend were killed in the crash.

Officers say the two occupants of the tractor-trailer were not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2019 census estimates, the population was 1,316,756, making it the most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio – Wikipedia.