Ohio man dies in two-vehicle crash in Gallia County

GALLIPOLIS — One person was killed Sunday morning in an accident on Ohio 7 in Gallia County, the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Richard J. Koeber, 57, Vinton, Ohio, died from injuries from a collision with a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck driven by Jordan A. Russell, 31, West Portsmouth, the patrol said.

A 1998 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck driven by Koeber south on Ohio 7 went left of center and struck Russell’s vehicle, which was traveling north, on the left side, the patrol said. Koeber’s vehicle went off the road where the trailer disengaged and struck a tree and a fence, the patrol said.

Koeber was taken by the Gallia County EMS to Holzer of Gallipolis and died from the injuries while Russell was uninjured, the patrol said. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, the patrol said.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. near mile post 29, the patrol said. The road was closed for about two hours, the patrol said.

The accident remains investigation, the patrol said. Also responding were Gallipolis Fire Department and High Road and Stapleton towing companies, the patrol said.


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