Saturday Clinton County Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead

The Highway Patrol’s Wilmington Post reports one was killed and another severely injured in a head-on crash Saturday.

At 3:55pm, 59-year-old Bonita J. Christon of Fayetteville was northbound in a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox on U.S. 68 in Washington Township, Clinton County.

40-year-old Derrick L. Ison Sr. of Hillsboro was southbound in a 2008 GMC Sierra, and drove left of center and struck Christon head-on.

Christon was pronounced dead at the scene by Wilmington Fire and EMS. Ison was transported by ground to Clinton Memorial Hospital where he was later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of crash.

Units assisting on scene were: Wilmington Fire, Clinton Warren Joint Fire District, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, and Ohio Department of Transportation.

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