Accident on US 24 in Henry County kills 1

Courtney Hooton lost her life in the crash.
Courtney Hooton lost her life in the crash.

From Northwest Signal:

HENRY COUNTY -- Courtney L. Hooton, 23, of Toledo was traveling east on Rte. 24 near County Road 3 at 8 p.m. when her vehicle went left of center and struck the trailer of a semi, driven by Boris Linetski, 48, of Ottawa, Canada, who was traveling westbound on Rte. 24.

Hooton's vehicle spun and struck a second vehicle traveling behind Linetski's semi and driven by Michael S. Fitzpatrick, 37, of Fishers, Ind.

A semi tractor/trailer traveling west behind Fitzpatrick driven by Michael Matusevitz, 45, of Ottawa, Canada, went off the left side of the roadway, and struck the ditch and several trees to avoid a collision with Hooton's vehicle.

Hooton was reported dead at the scene and transported to Henry County Hospital by Liberty Rescue.

Linetski, Fitzpatrick and Matusevitz were not injured. Hooton's vehicle and Matusevitz's semi sustained severe damage, Linetski's semi was disabled and Fitzpatrick's vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash. This marks the first fatality on a Henry County road this year.

Source: Northwest Signal

Posted by KO