1 killed in crash on State Route 775

Published 11:30 am Monday, September 26, 2016

The Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that happened on Saturday.

The crash occurred at 2:23 p.m. on State Route 775 near milepost 12, about 12 miles north of Proctorville.

According to the OSHP, a 2014 Dodge, driven by Rebecca D. Carpenter, 38, of Waterloo, was southbound on State Route 775. A 2000 Chevrolet, driven by John H. Lemaster, 46, of South Point, was driving northbound.

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The Dodge drove left of center, sideswiped the Chevrolet and then slid off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

James R. Dillistone, 33, of Huntington, a passenger in the Dodge, was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Both Carpenter and

Lemaster received non-life threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

State Route 775 was closed for about three hours as a result of the crash.