Two dead in Wellington Twp. crash

A head-on collision took the lives of two drivers Sunday afternoon just south of Jones Road in Wellington Township.

A 2014 Dodge Caravan driven by Mark Horton, 64, of Sheffield Township, was traveling north at 1:28 p.m. when a southbound Ford Fusion driven by Cody Wallace, 21, of New London, veered left of center and struck struck Horton’s van.

The drivers were both trapped in their vehicles. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Horton was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash while Wallace was not, according to investigators.

Drug and phone use by Wallace are suspected causes of the crash, which remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.