Accident Claims Life Of Perry County Man

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An 18-year-old man has been killed in a head-on collision in Fairfield County.               

A car being driven by 19-year-old Christopher Poling of Thornville, Perry County, struck another vehicle head-on while he was trying to pass a third car around 10 a.m. Sunday.

His passenger, Travis Allard of Thornville, died at the scene. Troopers say Allard was not wearing a seat belt.               

Poling, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown to Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the car that was struck, 75-year-old Charles Gray, was in fair condition Sunday night at Grant Medical Center.               

Troopers say the driver of the car Poling was trying to pass was not injured.