The Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on Thursday, April 11 at approximately 10:54 a.m. The crash occurred at the intersection of SR 32 and Union Hill Road in Adams County.

Dewayne E. Skaggs, 51, of Piketon, was operating a 2002 Honda ATV northbound on Union Hill Road. Ashleigh C. Bacher, 26, of Wheelersburg, was operating a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox westbound on SR 32.



The preliminary investigation has revealed that Skaggs allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection and crossed SR 32. Skaggs’ ATV drove into the side of Bacher’s vehicle. Skaggs was thrown from his ATV. Due to the impact, Bacher’s vehicle overturned several times, coming to final rest back on its wheels in the roadway.

Bacher was transported to the University Of Cincinnati Medical Center by medical helicopter with serious injuries. Skaggs was pronounced deceased at the scene by a representative of the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

Franklin Township Fire/EMS and the Adams County Ohio Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol- Georgetown Post.