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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Serious Injuries Reported


Ohio Highway Patrol, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Hayesville Fire Department & EMS, and Jeromesville Fire Department & EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident in the Westbound lane, of US Route 30, around 6:21pm tonight.


Roberta Hootman, 35, of Ontario, was driving a 2004 Honda Element Westbound on US Route 30, when a mechanical issue caused her car to strike a 2014 Jetta, driven by Matthew Snyder, 41, of Ontario.


After striking the 2014 Jetta, Hootman’s 2004 Honda Element went into the median, going airborne, rolling over and ejecting Hootman. The Jetta came to rest in the median.


Hayesville EMS transported Robin Hootman to the Dale Roy parking lot, where she was Life Flighted with serios life-threatening injuries.


Both were transporting vehicles for a Mansfield car dealer.


The Crash remains under investigation, by the Ashland Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.






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