Reports/Ohio State Highway Patrol
¯ Larry D. Haught Jr., 41, of 465 Dodd Run Road, Marietta, was southbound Dec. 16 on Township Road 273 in Warren Township and overturned his 1995 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 on the wet road. He was cited for operating a vehicle without being in reasonable control of it.
¯ Montanna Rayne Morgan, 26, of 202 Jefferson Square, Marietta, was northbound Dec. 19 on Ohio 7 in Warren Township. Larry Dean Moore, 59, of 110 Lee Ave., Marietta, was entering Ohio 7 northbound from a private drive. Moore failed to yield in his 2018 Cadillac CT6, striking Morgan’s 2016 Honda Accord. Morgan was cited for not wearing all elements of an occupant restraining device. Moore was cited for not yielding the right of way to approaching traffic.
¯ A two-car crash occurred Dec. 20 on Ohio 78 in Manchester Township. Keith A. Taylor, 60, of 649A County Road 40, Sullivan, was eastbound in his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. Kira Deanne Vaughan, 17, of 7863 E. State Route 78 NE, McConnelsville, was backing from a private drive onto Ohio 78 in her 2014 Toyota Corolla and struck Taylor’s vehicle. Vaughan was cited for backing without ensuring it could be done safely.
¯ Janet Lynn Sturm, 51, of 106 Flintwood Drive, Marietta, was traveling southbound Dec. 22 on Township Road 1241 in Muskingum Township when her 2012 Mazda veered off the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox. She was cited for operating a vehicle without being in reasonable control of it.
¯ Cody G. Schmidt, 21, of 1524 Turkey Hollow Road, Cutler, was traveling eastbound Dec. 22 on U.S. 50 in Belpre Township when his 2007 Ford Ranger went off the left side of the roadway. He over-corrected on the icy road, causing the vehicle to go off the right side of the roadway, striking a guardrail and overturning. No citations were issued.
¯ A two-vehicle crash occurred Dec. 23 on Ohio 7 in Marietta. Kiley Noelle Ankrom, 35, of 717 Riverview Drive Apt. 303, Belmont, W.Va., and Hilary Autumn Ball, 25, of 6780 N. Gerlach Road NE, McConnelsville, were traveling southbound when Ankrom failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead in her 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, striking Ball’s 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Ankrom was cited for not maintaining an assured clear distance ahead.
¯ Johnathon D. Swain, 24, of 546 Back Road, Macksburg, was southbound Dec. 24 on Township Road 12 in Liberty Township, negotiating a right curve in a 2011 Chevrolet Express owned by Bryan Cowdery Inc. of Commercial Point. Patrick C. Goebel, 34, of 6855 Rosewood Circle, Independence, was northbound on Township Road 12, negotiating a left curve in his 2019 Polaris Ranger. Goebel drove off the right side of the roadway, striking an embankment. No citations were issued.
¯ Unit 1 and a witness were westbound Dec. 24 on Ohio 550 in Warren Township. John S. Roberts, 71, of 105 Maple St., Marietta, was eastbound on Ohio 550. Unit 1 crossed the double yellow centerline to pass the witness and struck Roberts’ 2012 Toyota Avalon. Unit 1 fled the scene.
¯ Timothy E. Kinker, 26, of 656 Tick Ridge Road, Vincent, was turning westbound Saturday onto County Road 3 from a private drive in Dunham Township. Kevin E. Kennedy, 67, of 126 Roberts Drive, Belpre, was westbound on County Road 3. Kinker failed to yield from a private drive and struck Kennedy’s 2011 Ford F-150 with his 1997 Ford Crown Victoria. No citations were issued.
¯ David E. Blackwell, 63, of 924 10th St., Huntington, W.Va., was southbound Saturday on Ohio 821 in Muskingum Township. His 2008 Chevrolet HHR went off the right side of the roadway, striking a stop sign and two poles for the parking lot area. He then attempted to back out of the area and struck a boulder. Blackwell was cited for operating a vehicle without being in reasonable control of it.
¯ Mechele L. Nichols, 59, of 1045 Sandhill Road Lot 24, Marietta, was northbound Sunday on Ohio 7 in Warren Township. Her 2012 Nissan Frontier traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail end. She was cited for operating a vehicle without being in reasonable control of it. Alcohol was a suspected factor in the crash.
¯ Bradley Dwayne Whittington, 50, of 122 Copperhead Lane, Charleston, W.Va., was southbound Monday on Ohio 7 in Newport Township. His 2022 Ford E-350, owned by EAN Holding LLC of Tulsa, Okla., traveled off the right side of the roadway, striking a guardrail end. He was cited for operating a vehicle without being in reasonable control of it.