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Family remembers Ohio University couple killed in crash

In accordance with OSHP, a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze was touring east on Dairy Lane and misplaced management.

ATHENS, Ohio — A pair who additionally attended Ohio College died in a crash Sunday morning in Athens.

The Ohio State Freeway Patrol says the single-car crash occurred on Dairy Lane close to South Park Drive round 8:30 a.m.

In accordance with OSHP, a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze was touring east on Dairy Lane, misplaced management, overturned and was partially submerged in a creek.

The 2 college students have been recognized as 23-year-old Laiken Salyers of Wheelersburg, Ohio and 20-year-old Richard Turner of East Orange, New Jersey.

10TV spoke to the mom and sister of Laiken hours after they realized the information of the lack of their cherished one.

Chasity, her mom and sister, Sydney say Laiken simply completed every week off work to spend time collectively for Christmas.

“It was one of many best possible Christmases I may ever bear in mind,” Chasity mentioned. “Proper now all I’m going to do is take a look at her photos, and simply bear in mind the entire good, loopy occasions we’ve had collectively.”

The mom mentioned her daughter drove again to Athens Christmas night time, to her house, to open presents together with her boyfriend, Turner.

She mentioned she and Laiken Facetimed Saturday round 6 p.m., she texted her round eight and acquired no response.

“One in every of her managers, that’s additionally considered one of her best possible buddies, messaged me and mentioned Laiken didn’t present as much as work immediately, and I’m just a little nervous, so I referred to as her dad, I referred to as her cellphone and Wealthy’s cellphone and I began panicking then,” Chasity mentioned.

Chasity mentioned Troopers confirmed up at her entrance door Sunday morning.

We’re advised Turner had siblings as effectively and cared for them deeply.

Laiken was the oldest of 5. There’s Trent, Mia, Kia and Sydney and so they all had been very shut.

“Simply actually shocked,” Sydney mentioned.

Laiken’s sister mentioned she needs everybody to know that Laiken would respect all the things, a lot.

Her household mentioned she was an unbelievable softball participant, she helped win a state championship at Wheelersburg Excessive College her senior 12 months.

Ohio College launched a press release on the demise of its two college students: 

“It’s with nice unhappiness that we verify Laiken Salyers, a fourth-year scholar in Ohio College’s School of Well being Sciences and Professions and Richard Turner, a second-year scholar in Ohio College’s College School, have handed away as the results of a tragic accident. Our hearts exit to their households throughout the troublesome time. The Dean of College students has been in touch with their households, and the College is offering help to college students and staff affected by this loss.”

OSHP continues to research the crash.

Anybody with details about the crash is requested to name the Athens publish of the Ohio State Freeway Patrol at 740-593-6611.

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