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Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash in Knox County

Hilliar Township – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is
investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on August 21, 2023 at approximately
8:30AM on US Route 36 near milepost 1 in Hilliar Township, Knox County.

Anthony Wolfe, age 18 of Sunbury, Ohio, was operating a 2010 Kia Optima westbound on
US Route 36. Rick Hickenbottom, age 64 of Powell, Ohio, was operating a 2008 Ford
Mustang convertible eastbound on US Route 36. Mr. Wolfe’s vehicle drove left of center
and was struck by Mr. Hickenbottom’s vehicle.

Mr. Wolfe was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. Both Mr. Wolfe
and Mr. Hickenbottom were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Alcohol and/or
drug use is unknown at this time.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Central Ohio Joint Fire District,
Delaware County EMS, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knox County Coroner’s Office and

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