Two local women injured in head-on collision; drugs considered factor in wreck

Cary Ashby • Oct 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Two women suffered serious injuries after a head-on collision Monday.

Charges are pending in the accident involving Shaye A. Arison, 23, of 221 E. Main St., New London, and Cynthia E. Ebert, 49, of 621 Linden Lane, Willard.

Arison was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6 west on Ohio 162 about a tenth of mile past Peru Center Road just before 5:30 p.m. when she traveled completly left of the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2007 Honda Acura RDX being driven by Ebert, said Lt. Doug Hamman of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post.

Arison's vehicle came to rest off of the south side of the roadway, while Ebert’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of Ohio 162.

A LifeFlight helicopter transported Arison to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries. She was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

North Central EMS transported Ebert to Mercy Willard Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Hamman said. No further information was available about her condition.

Both cars sustained disabling damage. Arison's vehicle was towed from the scene by A & M Towing, and Ebert's vehicle was towed by Wilcox Towing.


Troopers suspect Arison was under the influence of medication, but Hamman said that won’t be verified until authorities can process a blood sample.

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