Patrol investigates fatal crash in Lawrence County

Staff report

IRONTON- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on SR 7 near milepost 13 in Rome Township, Lawrence County.

On April 14, 2022 at approximately 12:57 a.m., a 2011 Ford Explorer driven by Regina Thompson, age 33 of Proctorville, was driving northbound on SR 7 near milepost 13. The pedestrian, Houston Bennett, age 20 of Proctorville, was in the roadway when he was struck by the northbound vehicle. Houston Bennett was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office. Next of kin has been notified of their passing.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Rome Township Fire Department, Lawrence County EMS, and Lawrence County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to wear their safety belts, obey all speed limits, and not to drive distracted.

Staff report