The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a one-vehicle fatality traffic crash that occurred in the 2000 block of Brock Road in Paint Township at 9:49pm New Year's Eve.

Sheriff Vernon Stanforth reports that a 2006 Ford F-Series pickup truck was traveling northeast on Brock Road and failed to negotiate a right curve. The vehicle went out of control, traveling off the left side of the roadway and into a small streamline where the vehicle struck the bank. The vehicle continued across the streamline, overturning and ejecting one of the two occupants in the vehicle. 

Dead is 20-year-old Anthony S. Witherspoon of New Holland, who was ejected from the vehicle.

The second occupant, 22-year-old Ryan S. Schafer of Jeffersonville, was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted from the scene by Care Flight medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He is in critical condition.