Fatal Crash in Licking County

POSTED BY: Brittany Harris
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:48 AM

Troopers from the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash in Licking County.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Blue Jay Road east of Tavener Road in Franklin Township.

Lieutenant Darrin Blosser says a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am being driven by 47-year-old Tina M. Harbaugh of Newark, was traveling east when she went left of center, came back over into the right lane, overcorrected and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle than overturned down an embankment and struck a large tree stump. It finally came to a rest on its side approximately 20 feet off the roadway in a ditch.

Tina was med-flighted to Ohio State University Medical Center. Her front seat passenger, 62-year-old Steven E. Harbough of Newark was pronounced dead at the scene by the Licking County Coroner's Office. The rear passenger, 74-year-old Barbara A. Carroll also of Newark, was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital and than later transferred to Grant Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition.

Seatbelts were in use by the driver and front seat passenger.

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