Head On Crash Kills 1, Injures Four in Licking, OH

City: Liberty, Ohio
County: Licking, Ohio
Date of Accident: February 9, 2014
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1983 GMC V25 / 1997 Mercury

A 37 year old woman, Melissa M. Johnston of Utica, Ohio, was killed and four others, including two children sustained injuries in a crash that occurred in Liberty, Licking, Ohio, on February 9, 2014 at approximately 10:12 am. Reports from the OSHP are that a 1983 GMC V25 van was being driven south on Federal Highway 62 by the woman. A 1997 Mercury SUV was being driven by a 50 year old man, James L. Daley of Pataskala, Ohio, north on the same road. The driver of the van allegedly lost control of her vehicle, which rotated clockwise, went left of the center of the roadway and struck the SUV. The woman was transported by Monroe Township Fire to Grant Memorial, Daley, a 50 year old woman, Joann M. Daley, and a 2 year old girl were also transported by Monroe Township Fire Department and a 3 year old girl transported by Monroe Township Fire Department to Children’s. Ramsey’s towed the van.

Accidents that were caused by snow on the road and resulted in injuries were 3,326 in Ohio, in 2012. Liberty, Licking, Ohio had a population of 3,870 in 2012; there was 1 fatal crash of 159 and 61 injury crashes which resulted in 78 injuries. Head-on collisions which occurred in Ohio in 2010 amounted to 3,096 that resulted in injuries. There were 1,658 injury crashes that occurred on icy roads in 2011. Drivers drove left of the center of the road in 2010 in 1,541 injury crashes.

If you’ve been injured in a Newark, Liberty or Hopewell, Ohio, area accident, please call the Licking County, Ohio, wrongful death attorneys at Chester Law Group at 800-218-4243.