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COLLEGE TOWNSHIP -- A 21-year-old Gambier woman died and three people were injured in a two-car collision at the intersection of State Route 229 and Township Road 259 (Laymon Road) in College Township on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Hope D. Woodward-Ginther, 21, of Gambier, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 2:45 p.m., troopers reported.

She was a passenger in a 2013 Nissan Leaf, being driven north on Township Road 259 by Rhen D. Woodward-Ginther, 18, of Gambier. Other passengers in the car were Elliot R. Hogue, 17, of Mount Vernon, and Jericah J. Moore, 18, of Howard.

The patrol said Braxton T. Snyder, 23, of Mount Vernon, was driving a 2016 Chrysler 300 westbound on State Route 229.

When Rhen D. Woodward-Ginther entered the intersection in an attempt to cross, his vehicle collided with Snyder's. Both vehicles traveled west through the intersection before coming to final rest.

Rhen D. Woodward-Ginther and Moore were transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Hogue was transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Snyder did not sustain any apparent injuries, the patrol said.

All individuals involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, the OSHP stated. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

The OSHP was assisted on scene by Mount Vernon EMS, College Township EMS, the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District, Air Evac Lifeteam, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

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