Both drivers killed, passengers injured in head-on crash near Miami-Shelby County line

MIAMI COUNTY — A 27-year-old Piqua woman and a 19-year-old Urbana man have been identified as the drivers who were killed Friday afternoon in a head-on crash at the Miami-Shelby County line that also sent each of their passengers to hospitals.

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Hannah Combs was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox east on County Road 25A that collided with a 2015 Nissan Rogue that David Lynch was driving westbound on East Miami Shelby Road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a prepared statement released Friday evening.

The crash happened about 1:50 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 25A and East Miami Shelby Road when Lynch ran a stop sign and pulled onto County Road 25A, according to Patrol Sgt. Chris Colbert.

News Center 7 is live at the scene gathering new information for News Center 7 at 6:00.

Combs and Lynch were pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger from Lynch’s vehicle was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by Care Flight and a passenger from Combs’ vehicle was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center. The injuries are said to be serious, according to the statement released this evening.

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Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash, but they do believe speed was a factor.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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