CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — A teenager involved in a fatal wrong-way crash in Pickaway County has died after being removed from life support.
According to the Circleville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Vladyslav Gaidai was removed from life support Wednesday.
Gaidai, 17, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 17-year-old Joshua Fyffe when the accident happened Saturday night. Their vehicle was traveling south on U.S. 23 just north of Circleville when a wrong-way driver, later identified as 56-year-old Carol Fowler, hit their vehicle head-on.
Fyffe was pronounced dead on the scene. Fowler was taken to Berger Hospital where she later died from her injuries, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Gaidai was flown in critical condition to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where he was on life support until Wednesday.
Fyffe’s father, Joshua Fyffe Sr., confirmed to NBC4 that Gaidai, who was good friends with his son, passed away Wednesday.
The crash, which also injured a trooper who was attempting to stop the wrong-way driver, remains under investigation. It is unclear if alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to the state patrol.
A benefit for the Fyffe and Gaidai’s families will be held Sunday at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the South Bloomfield Rick Brown Memorial Vfw Post 7941
3301 Northup Ave., South Bloomfield. Click here for more information about the benefit.