One person killed in Pataskala crash

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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.

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