The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal traffic crash involving a Mitsubishi Eclipse that struck a tree. The crash occurred April 14 at approximately 6:31 p.m. on state Route 730 north of Pansy Road in Vernon Township, Clinton County.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse, operated by Cheryl Wetz, 60, of Blanchester, was traveling northeast on SR 730. Wetz went off the right side of the roadway, then overcorrected and went off the left side of the roadway before striking a tree.



Wetz was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

Wetz was the only occupant of the vehicle, and no other vehicles appear to have been involved.

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