Teen killed in Ohio 555 accident

McCONNELSVILLE — A teen-age girl riding in the bed of a pickup truck was killed Sunday morning in a traffic accident on Ohio 555 in Morgan County about 12 miles north of the county line, according to the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Jillian Adams, 18, of McConnelsville, Ohio, was ejected from the bed of the truck, driven by Hunter L. Shuster, 19, McConnelsville, which then overturned on top of her, the patrol said. Shuster was traveling south and lost control at a turn, according to the patrol.

He was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured, the patrol said.

No citations have been issued and the accident remains under investigation, the patrol said. The accident happened around 1:40 a.m. Sunday.


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