West Liberty man killed in Champaign County crash

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MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – A single-vehicle crash left one person dead and another injured late Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 10:50 am in the 9400 block of SR-4 northbound.

Champaign County Sheriff’s deputies and Mechanicsburg Fire/EMS responded to the scene.

Initial reports indicate that a 2016 red Nissan was traveling northbound on SR-4. Witnesses say the car crossed over the center line and traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree.

The driver was injured and taken by CareFlight to an area hospital for treatment.

Their passenger, Derek White, of West Liberty, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.

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