The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a wrong-way crash that troopers said left four people dead.  Troopers 32-year-old Larry Dotson from Canton was driving an SUV the wrong-way on I-71 going northbound in the southbound lane around 2:30 am Sunday when he caused a head-on collision with a jeep.

The crash killed Dotson and his passenger, 32-year-old Marlee Middleton of Massillon, troopers said.  The crash happened in Morrow County’s Mount Gilead which is about 20 miles from Mansfield.

“Both vehicles overturned and caught fire after impact,” troopers said.

According to crash investigators, Dotson crashed into the vehicle driven by 26-year-old Salvador Alfaro Castaneda of Columbus.

Two passengers in Castaneda’s jeep were also killed in the crash, troopers said.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the victims who died in Castaneda’s vehicle are both from Columbus and were identifed as 31-year-old Cristal Galloso Olvera and 50 year-old-Ivonne Olvera.