Piketon, Ohio – July 12, 2011

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal incident that happened Tuesday night in Piketon.

According to reports, a single-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 32, and officials arrived to find that a 25-year-old woman—Mallory Pettit–was inside the vehicle with stab wounds. The car had crashed near Shyville Road, though the nature of the wreck was not explained in reports.

Medics transported Ms. Pettit to Pike County Hospital, but her life could not be saved.

Authorities have arrested 30-year-old Michael H. Schaffner in connection to the incident, but it is not clear if he was inside the vehicle when it crashed.

The investigation continues.

If you would like an official copy of the police report, request a copy with this form, or call 1-888-509-1888.

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