OSP: Deadly crash car was going 90+

Ridge Road fatal accident
WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS has learned new information about the crash that killed three Clark County High School students.

From roadway evidence, the minimum speed was determined to be between 92 and 97 mph when the crash happened, said Lt. Brian K. Aller, OSP Springfield Post Commander.

Daniel Tittle, 17, Charles Luthe, 16, and 15-year-old Wesley Culpepper were killed when the car they were riding in hit a tree on Ridge Road just before 6 a.m. March 26.

Toxicology reports are pending.

Investigators still have not determined who was driving.

Wesley’s father Jeff Culpepper says there are still many unanswered questions.

But, he says this is a tragic reminder to talk to your kids about the dangers of driving.

He had this warning for teens before they get behind the wheel.

“I want them to know to slow down and be careful and just because there’s two or three kids in the car, don’t ag each other on.  Don’t ag the driver on.  Don’t get excited about going fast.  I mean, it’s serious on the road and life is fragile,” says Culpepper.


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