Two deaths under investigation

The investigation continues into the deaths of two people struck by a Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department truck Thursday evening.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Chris Chesar said William A. Reed, 72, and Karolyn B. Reed, 72, were walking on the road from the scene of a trailer fire at 1177 County Road 9, Marietta, when the fire pumper/tanker backed into them.

Reno Volunteer Fire Chief Dan Ritchey said there would be no comment about the fire or fatalities.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Engineer’s Office, Washington County EMS, Washington County Coroner, Marietta Fire Department, Reno Volunteer Fire Department, Devola Volunteer Fire Department, Fearing Volunteer Fire Department, and Lowell Adams Volunteer Fire Department.


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