Crash kills 2 in Huron County

Local couple lose their lives in two-vehicle accident in Fitchville Twp.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 2, 2013

The state Highway Patrol’s Norwalk post is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 2:18 p.m. Saturday on Ohio 162 just west of Town Line Road 79 in Fitchville Township, west of New London.

Karlie Conaway, 15, of Greenwich, was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup west on Ohio 162 when she lost control, traveled left of center and collided with an eastbound 1998 Ford Ranger pickup being driven by Troy Green, 40, of New London, troopers said.

All occupants were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by rescue personnel from the New London Fire Department.

Conaway sustained serious injuries and was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The front-seat passenger, Rodney Williams, 69, and rear-seat passenger, Betty Williams, 66, both of North Fairfield, were pronounced dead at the scene. Conaway and Rodney Williams were both wearing their safety belts, but Betty Williams was not belted in, troopers said. Their vehicle was towed from the scene by Jensen’s Towing.

Green received serious injuries and was transported to Fisher-Titus. He was wearing his safety belt and his vehicle also was towed from the scene by Jensen’s Towing.

Ohio 162 was closed until just before 6 p.m.

No charges have been filed, and there is no indication of alcohol or drug involvement, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.

Assistance at the scene was provided by the New London Fire Department, New London EMS, New London Police Department, ODOT, Jensen’s Towing and A&M Towing.

Comments

badattitude72

I wasnt talking Wal-MART EITHER propman

greentractorgal

My heart goes out to the family. I also taught my kids to drive in bad road conditions. I learned in the summer when you still took driver's ed in school and I still don't do as well on slippery roads as my kids do. They were trying to teach her a valuable lesson.

Kottage Kat

This family needs to grieve their tragic loss.
I can only hope that we as a community will allow them the courtesy so they can do that, with dignity and respect.
Judgement and driving lessons is not what they need. The caring and support of people who share their grief and respect their privacy is most needed now
Praying mightily for all.
Kat

Most Wanted

Amen and well said.

photoreal77

Even the most experienced drivers have lost their lives in snow/ice conditions on the roads. Just because she had her learner's permit doesn't mean she shouldn't have been driving. I will have my children drive in snowy/rainy/dark conditions while being their passenger so they have the experience before they obtain their license. It's the only way to learn. Accidents happen every single day. This is a tragic accident and to say it was avoidable is ridiculous. Could have happened no matter who was driving simply because of road conditions. I pray everyone on the roads in hazardous weather conditions are safe but like I said, accidents happen every single day no matter how cautious you are being on the roads. Please refrain from any more negative comments as this is a time where support is needed along with positive thoughts and prayer. Treat others as you would want to be treated because we all have/will experience loss.

KnuckleDragger

Read what you wrote, "Even the most experienced drivers have lost their lives in snow/ice conditions on the roads."

That is the point I was making. If it is too bad out for even an experienced driver, certainly one with less than 6 mos of experience shouldn't be out driving in it.

arnmcrmn

Sad situation. The only way you experience driving in snow is to drive in snow, on roads with snow with other cars driving on the same road. Prayers to the family.

KnuckleDragger

Usually sometime after you have mastered basic driving skills on dry roads free of adverse weather conditions. The best way to teach driving skills is not to throw a kid into fire. Doing so can cause injury or death to themselves or others, as witnessed by what happened here. As another poster stated, even experienced drivers have problems driving in bad weather, so why would you throw a new driver into that situation and not believe there is a higher risk that something bad will come of it? Also from me, Prayers to both families.

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