FRIENDSHIP – The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an ATV crash which occurred on Friday, October 21, 2022, at approximately 9:01 PM. The crash occurred on US 52 near milepost 13, in Nile Township, Scioto County. A 1998 Honda TRX 300 was traveling southwest when it overturned. The driver, Austin Newman, age 24, of Friendship, Ohio, and his passenger Catherine Shear, age 25, of Chillicothe, Ohio, suffered serious injuries. Both occupants were transported by helicopter to Cabell-Huntington Hospital.
The Nile Township Fire Department, Nile Township EMS, and the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, Portsmouth Ambulance assisted at the scene. US 52 was shut down for approximately two hours.
Motorists are reminded to obey rules for ATV’s and wear helmets.