3 Delaware residents killed in crash


Three Delaware residents were killed early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash in Radnor Township.

Dead are Darthel Jones, 25, and Trent Curran, 13, both of Delaware, according to state troopers.

On Sunday, troopers confirmed that a third person died in the accident but would not provide further details. They said more information would not be available until Monday.

However, readers on The Gazette’s Facebook page Sunday said the third victim was Seth Delong, also of Delaware.

Jones, 25, of Delaware, was driving a 1997 Toyota Camry north on State Route 203 and failed to negotiate a curve in the road at 12:47 a.m. Saturday, state troopers said.

Jones then lost control of his vehicle, which slid off the right side of the road and struck a large tree before coming to rest, troopers said.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the front seat, Kristen Delong, 35, of Delaware, was flown by MedFlight helicopter to OSU Medical Center in Columbus with serious injuries. Her son, Curran, who was a passenger in the right rear seat, was also pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, troopers said.

On Sunday, the OSU Medical Center in Columbus confirmed that Kristen Delong is still a patient there but would not disclose a medical condition.

The Delaware post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred on SR 203 south of Norton Road in Radnor Township.

Safety belts were not in use by Jones or Kristen Delong, troopers said. Curran was wearing his safety belt.

The post would not provide further details Sunday, but said the crash remains under investigation.