1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash in Licking County

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LICKING COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — One person was killed and another is in critical condition after a head-on collision in Licking County Friday afternoon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Granville Post, the crash happened on State Route 62 west of Utica at approximately 4:16 p.m.

A FedEx truck, driven by Joseph Beachman, 54, was traveling westbound on SR-62 while a 2015 Toyota Rav-4, driven by Jane Sanford, 84, was traveling in the opposite direction.

OSHP said Sanford’s car traveled into the other lane, hitting the truck driven by Beachman head-on.

Beachman was pronounced dead at the scene. Sanford had to be extricated from her vehicle before being air evacuated to Grant Medical Center in Columbus in critical condition.

Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor, but the crash continues to remain under investigation.

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