Local woman airlifted to hospital after crash

Driver fails to yield right-of-way, suffers serious injuries.
Cary Ashby
Apr 29, 2013

Three people were injured after a two-vehicle accident Friday morning at the intersection of Ohio 598 and Neal Zick Road.

Willard EMS transported Greenwich resident Lucille Westmoreland, 67, and her passenger, Carl Westmoreland, 85, also of Greenwich, to Mercy Willard Hospital, Huron County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said.

A LifeFlight helicopter later flew Lucille Westmoreland to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries. A hospital spokeswoman said Sunday the patient was in a "regular room," but didn't have a condition for her.

Also injured was the second driver, Darrin Bellomy, 47, of Shelby, Patrick said. Willard EMS transported him to Mercy Willard with unspecified injuries. Hospital spokeswoman Marsha Danhoff said Bellomy and Carl Westmoreland were treated and released.

Lucille Westmoreland was eastbound on Neal Zick Road just before the collision.

"She was east and stopped at the (Ohio 598) stop sign," Patrick said.

Westmoreland then pulled onto Ohio 598 and into the path of the GMC pickup truck driven by Bellomy, he said. Bellomy was pulling a trailer.

Dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls about the accident starting at 11:30 a.m. The call was transferred to the Willard Police Department, which dispatched Willard Fire & Rescue to the scene. Two deputies also responded, according to the sheriff's report.

Patrick said a tow truck responded to the crash site, but he didn't have any information about vehicle damage or what vehicles might have been towed away. The Willard firefighters and paramedics who responded to the scene weren't working Sunday.

Westmoreland was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way.