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Scottown woman dies in accident

Published 1:33pm Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wet road conditions to blame


SCOTTOWN — Slick road conditions were the cause of an accident that killed a Scottown woman early Tuesday morning.

Sara Y. Boggs, 31, was traveling on State Route 217 near the intersection of State Route 218 when she hit a wet patch just east of mile marker 13, which caused her to lose control of her vehicle, according to authorities.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Darrin Webb was first on the scene of the single vehicle accident, which happened around 9:26 a.m. Tuesday.

“She came around a curve and went off the right side (of the road), Webb said.

Webb said Boggs then overcorrected, pulling the car back into the road and back off to the right into a utility poll.

Webb said the vehicle was overturned and Boggs was dead at the scene when he arrived.

To keep accidents like this from happening, Webb said there are a few tips to keep from overcorrecting your vehicle.

“Don’t jerk the wheel back onto the road,” he said. “Take your foot off the gas and gradually pull back onto the road if it’s possible. It’s a lot safer than a real hard cut of the wheel.”

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Ironton Post.


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