Fatal car crash in Morgan County leaves one dead

MORGAN COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - Officials say one person is dead after two cars collided on State Route 78 near Milepost 1 in Homer Township.

It happened at a quarter to 5 Tuesday, February 16. Investigators say a Honda Accord driven by 29-year-old James Douglas went left of center and hit a Honda CRV head-on.

The CRV, which 48-year-old Daniel Abdella was driving, slid off the roadway and flipped onto its right side.

Douglas died at the scene. Abdella was driven to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio.

Authorities say alcohol and drugs didn't appear to be a factor in the crash. They also say Douglas wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time.

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