Serious injuries and death in various auto accidents and car crashes

A Canton woman was flown by helicopter to Akron General Hospital following a single vehicle accident on May 16, near New Philadelphia.  Marilyn R. Neff, 68, was driving southwest on Oldtown Valley Road and lost control of her vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and flip into a ditch.  The truck’s roof was cut off by firefighters to remove Neff, who was cited for failure to control.

An accident causing injury to three people on ocurred at 9:10 am on May 5.  According to troopers, Lynne S. Yosick, 66, of New Philadelphia was driving north east on Route 259 when she collided with the side of a vehicle driven by Shawnee R. Dunlap, 57, of Freeport.  Yosick had apparently failed to stop at a stop sign. Dunlap and her passenger, Tracey L. Penrod, 36, of Carrollton, were admitted to Union Hospital in Dover.  Yosick was taken to Aultman Hospital in Canton and was cited to failure to yield and for failing to wear a seatbelt.

A New Lexington woman, Susan J. Dorsky, 67, collided her car with a tractor-trailer in Franklin Township  on Friday afternoon. Troopers cited Dorsky for failing to yield the right of way after the car she was driving on Route 93 pulled into the path of the tractor-trailer driven by Randall L. Smith, 51, of Fresno, as he proceeded down Route 250.

A Bolivar area man, Kevin M. Sheen, 20, was driving west on Ridge Road apparently lost control of his vehicle and veered off the left side, hitting a tree.  Sheen was treated for injuries in Aultman Hospital in Canton.  Officers cited Sheen with failure to control a vehicle.

A man was killed after crashing into a freightliner on I-495 on Saturday.  According to investigators, Francisco Gomex, 49, was driving south on I-495 near Edgemoor road in the afternoon.  Francisco collided with the rear of a tractor trailer while switching from the center lane to the right lane, according to a police statement.  Francisco was wearing a seatbelt but was pronounced dead on the scene.  Floyd Beverly, 60, was driving the tractor trailer, but was unharmed.  A tire that flew off the bed of Francisco’s truck hit a third car, but no injuries resulted from the collision.  Police closed parts of I-495 for several hours to investigate the accident.

Young driver Tiffini J. Brink, 16, and her passenger Sonja J. Brink, 40, both of Bolivar, drove off the left side of the road and collided with a ditch and culvert.  Brink was driving north on Fort  Laurens Road when she drove left of center, causing the accident to occur. Driver and passenger were taken to Aultman Hospital in Canton for treatment.  Police cited Tiffini Brink for failure to control.

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