Ohio State Highway Patrol car

MOUNT VERNON - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on State Route 229 at Milepost 2 in Liberty Township of Knox County that took place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Douglas L. Christian, 26, of Marengo, Ohio was operating a 2013 Honda Civic eastbound on State Route 229. Matthew D. Remillard, 32, of Gambier, Ohio was operating a 2009 Mazda 6 westbound on State Route 229. Christian attempted to pass an eastbound pick-up truck with a trailer when he struck Mr. Remillard’s vehicle head on.

Remillard was pronounced dead at the scene. Christian was transported to Mount Carmel Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Mount Vernon Fire Department, EMS, ODOT, and Knox County Sheriff’s Office assisted on the scene. Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this crash. Seat belts were in use.

This crash is still under investigation.