Fatal crash scene

Pickaway County Deputy Philip Relli takes measurements from the deadly crash that happened Thursday on Tarlton Road.

A Tarlton woman lost her life following a single-vehicle crash that happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday on Tarlton Road, between Logan Elm High School and Zane Trail Road, in Pickaway Township.

According to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, Betty Hatzo, 85, of Tarlton, was traveling west on Tarlton Road and went off the south side of the roadway. Her 2007 Chevy Impala traveled approximately 45 feet through a yard before hitting a tree. Hatzo was pronounced dead at the scene by Pickaway County Coroner Dr. John Ellis.

Deputy Phil Reli, resource officer at Logan Elm, was at the scene along with Deputy Steve Harger, Lt. Cory Bachnicki, and medics from Pickaway Township Fire Department. The accident remains under investigation by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.

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