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Names of victims in fatal wreck released

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the names of two men killed early yesterday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Lick Creek Road.

Ilario J. Pelzman, 42, and Anthony Bitto III, 42, both of Romeville, Ill., were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Lilly B. Dalton, 44, of South Point, remains hospitalized at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. She remains in serious condition.

Authorities say Dalton’s Ford Focus was traveling east on Lick Creek Road when it veered off the right side of the road and struck an embankment.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol received the call at 2:49 a.m. Monday and Trooper Paul Isgett responded. Pelzman and Bitto were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Along with the State Patrol, Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Service and the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department responded.

The accident remains under investigation. Teresa Moore/The Ironton Tribune