Louann Widdoes, a third grade teacher at Reynoldsburg elementary school, died in a car crash on Friday evening along with her husband Robert Widdoes.
The couple was traveling on State Road 4 in Crawford County on their way to be with Louann’s family as her father had died earlier that day. According to reports, an 18-year-old driver ran a stop sign at Broken-Sword Road and collided with the couples vehicle.
Jason Bell, the teen driver, and his passengers were taken to Bucyrus Community Hospital. Bell has since been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and reportedly only had a temporary driving permit at the time of the crash.
The Widdoes were pronounced dead at the scene; they died just nine hours after the death of Louann’s father.
Grief counselors will be at Reynoldsburg elementary school helping students cope with the loss of one of their teachers. The Widdoes have two sons who also work at the school.
Police are still investigating the accident to determine what may have caused the driver to run the stop sign.
O’Connor, Acciani & Levy will continue to monitor this tragic story and add updates as more details about the collision emerge.
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