PATASKALA, Ohio (WCMH)– The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a fatal single-car accident early Wednesday morning.
Licking County deputies and medics were called to the area of 8980 Smoke Rd. just before 12:45 am. The Ohio State Highway Patrol later arrived on scene to take over the investigation.
According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Department, 21-year-old Kendra Shields was transported to Grant Medical Center. She later died from her injuries.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the woman’s vehicle hit a tree in the area.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.
Smoke Road was closed while officials investigated, but has since reopened.