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January 7, 2013
Salem News

- A report was released Sunday regarding a Dec. 27 accident that kept state Route 14 closed for 12 hours. According to the report, Justin J. Martin, 42, Littleton, Colo., was driving a tractor-trailer east on state Route 14 when he failed to stop for a traffic light, entering the intersection of state Route 170. His truck struck a northbound vehicle driven by David A. Hardy, 50, Canfield. Both vehicles went off the road, and Hardy's overturned, striking a utility pole. Hardy was transported to St. Elizabeth in Boardman by East Palestine EMS. State Route 14 was closed while utility crews tried to clear the the roadway of fallen wires and restore power. The wires had fallen onto both vehicles as well as a third passing vehicle. Dorothy Sutton, North Market Street, East Palestine, reported electrical wires were torn from her house as a result of the crash. Martin was cited for the red light violation.

- Crystal M. Hawken, 27, East Main Street, Salineville, was cited for assured clear distance Friday morning after her vehicle reportedly struck the rear of another driven by Clarence P. Baker, 73, state Route 39, Wellsville. According to reports, Baker was stopped as a result of a road crew directing traffic when his vehicle was struck.

- Tyler S. Foster, 19, State Line Road, East Palestine, was cited for OVI, operating a vehicle after underage consumption and failure to control Saturday morning after a crash on Hadley Road. According to the patrol, he was eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle in drifted snow, causing it to go off the left side of the road, striking an embankment and overturning, coming to rest on its side.

- While driving southeast on state Route 14 Friday, Megan C. Bochy, 34, Newton Falls, reportedly went off the road, striking a ditch and overturning. She was cited for failure to control.

- Courtney M. Orr, 21, Seigler Road, Lisbon, was cited for failure to control Thursday morning after she reportedly drove off the left side of state Route 172, causing her vehicle to overturn.

- Ronald E. Burger, 69, Butler Grange Road, Salem, was cited for improper backing after he reportedly struck a vehicle driven by Hillary M. Nutter, 20, King Road, Salem, as he attempted to back from Butler Grange Road into a private driveway. Nutter was stopped on the highway at the time.

- A vehicle driven south on state Route 7 by Stephen J. Skrinjar, 64, Pine Hollow Road, Rogers, was damaged by a piece of debris that fell from a trailer being pulled north. The other driver continued on without being identified.



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