Fatal crash in Madison County

Staff report

Troopers of the West Jefferson Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol are currently investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 4:11 p.m. on Monday, July 24.

The crash occurred on Plain City-Georgesville Road at Lucas Road in Canaan Township in Madison County.

A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound on Plain City-Georgesville Road driven by Nathan Kocher of Galloway. A 2005 Honda Accord driven by 17-year-old Sarah Munford of Hilliard was traveling eastbound on Lucas Road and failed to yield from the stop sign.

The Chevrolet Silverado struck the Honda Accord and both vehicles continued off the roadway into trees.

Kocher was not injured in the crash. Munford was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital with serious injuries.

Alexa Howard, 18, of Columbus, was a front seat passenger in the Honda Accord. She was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

The crash currently remains under investigation.


Staff report