Crash injures two


By Frank Lewis - [email protected]



A Scioto County crash has resulted in serious and possibly life threatening injuries. Megan Jo Poole, 29 and Caydence Kegley, 7, both of Portsmouth, were airlifted from the scene of the crash to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.

Troopers from the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report investigating a serious injury crash that occurred around 6:47 p.m. Saturday. The crash happened on Ohio 104 approximately a quarter mile north of Crowe Hollow Rd., in Rush Township.

According to the report, the driver, Jeremiah James Cunningham Dobbins age 25, of Portsmouth, Oh was driving a silver 1999 Chevrolet Tracker northbound on Ohio 104. Dobbins reportedly drove off the east side of the road and struck two utility poles. Mr. Dobbins refused medical treatment at the scene.

Poole was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be removed by mechanical means. Kegley was partially trapped and was removed by non-mechanical means.

Both passengers sustained serious and possible life threatening injuries, as a result of the crash. They were airlifted from the scene to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington WV.

Dobbins refused medical treatment at the scene.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by Rush, Morgan, the Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Scioto Squad 2 and the Air Evac Lifeteam.

The crash remains under investigation by personnel of the Portsmouth Post and further information will be released when available.

By Frank Lewis

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Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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