Ripley Township, OH (November 19, 2023) – A devastating early morning crash on Saturday at the intersection of state Routes 514 and 754 in Holmes County resulted in the deaths of two 18-year-olds from Wayne County. The incident occurred around 2:30 AM.
Aaron James Casey of Shreve and Kody Adams of Wooster, both 18, were pronounced dead at the scene, as reported by the Wooster Post of the State Highway Patrol. The single-vehicle crash involved a Dodge Ram 1500 traveling northbound on Route 514. The truck veered off the road, hitting a ditch and culvert, leading to a fiery accident.
Casey, identified as the driver, and Adams, a passenger, were not wearing seatbelts. The crash is currently under thorough investigation by the State Highway Patrol.