POMEROY — One man was killed and another injured in a two vehicle crash on Route 7 Wednesday afternoon.
According to a news release from the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, John E. Blake, 84, of Middleport died as a result of the crash which occurred near the intersection of Route 7 and 33.
Blake was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lane of Route 7 in the area of the Meigs Motel and struck a vehicle driving eastbound (in the eastbound lane) head on.
The eastbound vehicle was driven by Adam C. Doczi, 33, of Pomeroy who was transported by Meigs County EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.
Blake was driving a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis. Doczi was driving a 2006 Honda Civic. Both drivers were wearing their safety belts, according to the release.
Route 7 was closed for approximately two hours due to the accident.
In addition to Highway Patrol, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Meigs County EMS, the Pomeroy Fire Department and other first responders were at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.