Published Fri, Oct 21, 2011 10:52 am Dateline
A Chillicothe woman is dead after an accident yesterday in Ross County.
Authorities say Erika Baker, 22, was driving on Liberty Hill Road and drove off of the left edge of the roadway and struck a tree.
December Stephenson, 20, also of Chillicothe was a passenger in the vehicle.
She was taken to OSU Medical Center by helicopter.
Trooper Dave Johnson says Stephenson is doing well and investigators plan to talk to her to figure out why the accident happened.
"The passenger is in stable condition. When the passenger gets out of the hospital, our best bet is to see if she remembers anything. I mean, it's a one car crash right now, so it's pretty much their fault but the why is what we don't know," says Johnson.
The Huntington Township Fire Department assisted on the scene.