BETHEL TWP., Clark County — The Ohio 235 roadway was closed for approximately two hours when a two-vehicle accident happened. An 18-year-old New Carlisle woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving struck a Cherokee Jeep.
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Springfield post, the victim, Elizabeth Radcliff was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am eastbound out of a McDonald’s parking lot near milepost 1 in Park Layne. Her vehicle which was southbound collided with a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee., a.
Radcliff was killed immediately due to the impact at about 4:12 p.m., according to OSP.
According to a statement from the patrol, Radcliff was not able to control her vehicle which failed to yield to the Jeep and her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side door. Radcliff’s body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee was identified as Tamara R. Valentine, 53, resident of New Carlisle. She was taken by life squad to Miami Valley Hospital and according to OSP was in fair condition.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Due to the traffic jam, the vehicles were temporarily detoured off 235 and through Park Layne Plaza shopping center. Investigation and conducted in the scene so proper charges could be filed. The authorities are conducting investigation and asking witnesses to come forward.
Fortunately, no other vehicles and people were injured by the mishap.
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