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Officer Passes Away After Accident In September

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CHESAPEAKE, OH -

UPDATE (10/18/16 12:30 PM):

The Lawrence County Ohio Sheriff's Office announced today that Officer Aaron J. Christian, 24 of Ironton, Ohio has passed away


ORIGINAL:

A vehicle accident involving a police cruiser put an officer in critical condition.

The accident happened Sunday morning around 2:36AM.

Officer Aaron J. Christian, age 24 of Ironton, Ohio, was traveling south on State Route 7 near milepost 4 near Chesapeake when he lost control of his vehicle.

He drove off the right side of the roadway striking a tree, utility pole and guardrail before overturning over an embankment. 

First responders located Officer Christian in a ditch near the vehicle.  He was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital by Lawrence County EMS, and is listed in critical condition.

The crash remains under investigation by personnel of the Ironton Post. 

We'll continue to update this story as soon as we receive new information.

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