South Vienna teen killed in Pleasant Township crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol
Ohio State Highway Patrol

PLEASANT TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — A South Vienna teen died in a single-vehicle crash in Pleasant Township on Wednesday night.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 18-year-old Luke W. Cordell.

OSP Troopers say Cordell was driving a pickup truck on Tarbutton Road just after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday when the accident happened.

According to investigators, Cordell was driving west on Tarbutton when he went off the right side of the road. After briefly coming back on the road, the pickup truck went off the right side again and hit a tree.

Cordell was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing his seat belt.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department and Harmony and Pleasant Township Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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