WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - In Ashland County, a one vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to about 4,600 customers, including Ashland University, the Ashland Fire Department and Ashland Municipal Court. }}" />

   
 
 
Major Power Outage Caused By One-Vehicle Crash

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 9/5/2013

In Ashland County a one vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to about 4,600 customers, including Ashland University, Ashland Fire Department and the Municipal Court.

The accident occurred just after 12 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, Loris Simmons, 77, was driving southbound on North Davis Road when he suddenly stopped at the parking lot of the entrance of Bob Evans.

Witnesses told authorities Simmons was slumped over the wheel of his SUV. The vehicle then began to roll, struck a utility pole, went downhill, rolled and struck some pine trees along the U.S. 42 bypass.

Simmons was transported to Ashland Samaritan Hospital where he pronounced dead. Authorities believe he may have died of natural causes prior to the accident.

Power was restored to the area just before 3 p.m.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The investigation into the March 29 death of two-year-old La'naya Brooks, who was hit by the SUV driven by her father outside of Walmart in Ontario, is in the hands of Richland County prosecutors. Full Story
Image1 A pair of students are fighting to keep Springmill Learning Center open. Full Story
 
Image1 Pizza Hut of Galion was the place to be Tuesday night. The line was out the door and families were enjoying dinner and a visit by the Easter Bunny, all for a great cause. Full Story
Image1 This year, for the first time, there will be a National Texting Enforcement Campaign during the month of April. Law enforcement will be using new tools to crack down on motorists who text and drive. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

"U Drive, U Text, U Pay"

More News