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70-year-old woman dies in 5-vehicle crash in Ashland County

The accident is currently under investigation. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash.
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ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — An investigation is underway in Ashland County after a five-vehicle crash left one woman dead. 

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Nankin/Orange Township Fire & EMS, Polk Township Fire & EMS and the Ohio Department of Transportation responded to the fatal crash on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:49 p.m

The accident occurred when a 2013 Honda CR-V traveling southbound on State Route 89 failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 42. 

The Honda CR-V struck a 2015 Chevrolet Trax, which led to a 1987 Honda CMX250C motorcycle, a 2007 Honda CMX250C/Rebel motorcycle and a 2008 Suzuki SX4 being struck after by the Honda CR-V and Chevy Trax. 

70-year-old Christine Smith of Wellington was driving the Honda CR-V and was pronounced dead at the University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center. 

The female driver of the Chevy Trax sustained serious injuries, and the drivers of the three motorcycles sustained minor injuries. All of the drivers were taken to University Hospital Samaritan Medical Center. 

At this time, alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

Stick with 3News as we learn more details involving this fatal accident. 

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