A local teen driver that suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash near St. Paris Friday afternoon has passed away.
The Champaign County Sheriff's Office reports that Hunter Valentine, 17, of Russells Point, was driving a 2005 Buick Rainier SUV (pictured left) southbound on State Route 235 less than a mile north of Route 36 (near KTH Industries) when he went left of center and collided with a northbound 1995 Kenworth dump truck (pictured below) operated by a Darke County man.
Valentine was transported from the scene by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.
He passed away at the hospital Saturday afternoon around 12:40.
Valentine was a student at Indian Lake High School.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.
Both vehicles suffered heavy damage.
The Champaign County Sheriff's Office continues their investigation.
(Photos courtesy of WDTN Dayton)