UPDATE: One person dies after crash on US 50 in Athens

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 9:20 PM EST
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ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE 11/17/2021 10:53 P.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed that one of the patients flown to Grant Hospital has died.

Troopers say that a passenger in one of the cars, Dawna Sassi, 35, did not survive.


Troopers from the Athens Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in multiple serious injuries. The injury crash occurred on US 50 near SR 144 in Athens around 3:12 pm on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Dustin Roberts, age 39, of Cutler, Ohio was driving a 2008 Kia Spectra northbound on SR 144. Shane Faddis, age 34, of Athens, Ohio was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup westbound on US 50. Roberts failed to yield from a stop sign and was struck by Faddis.

Roberts and two other passengers were airlifted to Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Faddis was transported to Marietta Memorial in Belpre with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Athens County EMS, Little Hocking EMS, and Coolville Fire Department.

The crash remains under investigation.

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