One Person Dies in Solo Crash in Franklin County

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly crash that involved six people in Mulkeytown early Friday morning, July 30. The crash happened at 3:35 a.m. at the intersection of Route 184 and Route 14. Deputies say 18-year-old Michael McClanahan Jr., of Opdyke, was driving north on Rte. 184 and failed to stop at the Rte. 14 intersection. The vehicle continued on through the intersection and hit an embankment. One of the passengers, 20-year old Aaron Reed, of Mt. Vernon, was killed in the crash. Four other passengers, a 17-year-old female, two 13-year-old females and a 16-year-old female, and McClanahan were injured in the crash. The sheriff’s office said two people were flown from the scene and the remaining three were transported by ambulance for treatment.


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