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Three teens involved in Tuesday morning accident


Three teens were involved in a single car accident Tuesday morning  when their vehicle went left of center and rolled over a hill at approximately 7:15 a.m.

New Concord Fire Department was on the scene of the single car crash around 7:17 on the morning of Oct. 18.

New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates said he believes the accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle over-corrected while heading eastbound on State Route 40 in Norwich near mile marker 22.

Gates said the vehicle was practically unidentifiable due to the extent of the damage, but added that the vehicle was a Jeep.

The teens involved were evaluated on the scene for minor injuries and were taken to the hospital by their parents.

Gates confirmed that the teens were on their way to school. All three students attend John Glenn High School.

Muskingum University Student Killed in Tuesday Accident


Muskingum University Student Bryce Skok died Tuesday, Sept. 22 when his silver 1996 Honda Civic coming eastbound toward New Concord collided with Mary Francis’ mini van on Route 40 and Fox Creek Road in New Concord.

Skok, 18, from Mansfield, was alive when the first officer arrived on the scene of the accident. Zanesville Post Ohio State Highway Patrolman Joshua Weaver arrived and performed CPR until New Concord EMS arrived. Skok was not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle’s airbags did inflate during the crash.

Weaver says to “wear your seat belt that will possibly save your life if not prevent unnecessary injuries. It is designed to keep you in that seat.”

Route 40 was closed during initial response and investigation of the accident. The road is now open. Muskingum University President Anne Steele released a statement to the Muskingum Community Tuesday evening that said a prayer service will be held in Skok’s memory Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Brown Chapel.

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Watch the story on Tuesday’s episode of The Muskie Daily.