Centerville man, Springboro woman identified as victims of SR-48 crash in Clearcreek Township

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP — The two people killed in a crash in Clearcreek Township Saturday evening have been identified.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victims Wednesday as Michael Barch, 20, of Centerville, and Karys Seipel, 19, of Springboro.

Around 11:35 p.m., Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and Clearcreek Township crews were called to the intersection of State Route 48 and East Lytle Five Points Road to reports of a crash.

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An initial investigation found that a Kia driven by Mary Huelsman, 57, of Bellbrook, was traveling southbound on SR-48 and hit a Chevrolet, driven by Barch, who was heading eastbound on Lytle Five Points Road.

The two cars went off the right side of the road and hit a wooden utility pole, according to OSP.

Huelsman was taken to Kettering Health with non-life-threatening injuries.

Barch and Seipel were pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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