One Car Fatal Crash in Perry County

One Car Fatal Crash in Perry County

by Erika Brooks on September 30, 2012

The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal crash that occurred on State Route 188 near High Point Road, south of Thornville in Perry County.

Troopers say that around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, Ryan Whetstone, 25 years old of Rushville and Ginger Hunter, 24 years old of Lancaster were traveling southbound on State Route 188. Whetstone was driving a Chevrolet 1500 pick-up that drove off the right side of the road, struck a guardrail and went airborne.

The Chevrolet then landed in a spring and Whetstone was ejected. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Hunter sustained minor injuries and was wearing a seatbelt.

The Thorn Township Fire Department was on scene. Troopers say that alcohol is a factor in the crash and it remains under investigation at this time.