Fatal Accident Closes Major Highway

| September 20, 2013 | 7:45 am
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An elderly Piketon, Ohio woman was killed in an accident Thursday afternoon in Johnson County.  The fatal crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 50 and 131.  Investigators said Betty Kelly, 80, of Polo, was northbound on 131 when she crossed the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 and entered into the path of Mary Miller, 55, of Warrensburg.  The two vehicles collided.

Miller escaped without injuries.  Kelly and a passenger, Beulah Smith, 83, of Piketon, Ohio, received moderate injuries.  Both were taken to Research Medical Center.  A second passenger in the Kelly vehicle, Norma Smith, 86, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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