Dorothy E. Vogel, 82, of Dayton, was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 23 North in Marion County on Wednesday morning.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 7 a.m. near Newman’s Cardington Road.
Investigators received a call regarding a disabled vehicle on U.S. 23 just south of the rest area. Just minutes later, another call came in informing troopers of a serious motor vehicle accident in the area.
When police arrived, they found a Chevrolet S-10 facing southbound in the northbound lane along with a Nissan Murano off the east side of the road. Investigators determined that Vogel, who was driving the Chevrolet, was stopped in the right lane of U.S. 23 when the other driver, Phillip S. Sutton, 42, struck the rear side of her vehicle. Suttons vehicle continued off the road while Vogel’s car made a complete turn.
Vogel was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Sutton was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The accident is still under investigation as police try to determine why Sutton hit Vogel’s vehicle.
The personal injury lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy would like to remind drivers to be cautious of disabled vehicles and to move over for emergency vehicles in order to avoid a possible collision. Our deepest condolences go out to the Vogel family during this difficult time.
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