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Accident takes life of Scio woman

CADIZ — Mary Taylor, 60, of Scio was killed in a two-vehicle accident that happened around 11:45 a.m. Monday on U.S. Route 22, west of Cadiz, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

Taylor was driving a pickup truck east on the road when she lost control of the vehicle, a trooper said. The pickup truck went off the right side of the road into a ditch, came back on the road and struck the rear tires of a tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite direction, the patrol reported. The vehicle rolled and Taylor was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene, the trooper said.

A passenger in the pickup truck, George Scotts, 55, of Scio, was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital with serious injuries, the patrol reported.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Treyvon Hickman, 24, of Lees Summit, Mo., wasn’t injured, the patrol reported.

The road was closed for a couple of hours to allow for cleanup on the accident scene.

The patrol reported the accident remains under investigation.

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