Highway Patrol Reports for 3-17

Brent A. Rose, 48, of Hammondsville, was cited for failure to yield after he struck a vehicle operated by Kevin L. Bishop, 53, Campground Road, Wellsville, at the intersection/curve of state Route 164 and County Road 55 in Brush Creek Township in Jefferson County. The accident occurred at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday.

Rachel A. Hunter, 31, of Uniontown, was cited for failure to control after she wrecked into a barbed-wire fence on Buffalo Road in West Township at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday. Hunter claimed to have swerved to miss a deer. The fence was on the property of Ervin Hilliard.

A motorist struck and damaged a railroad crossing gate that was stuck in the down position on state Route 517 in Elkrun Township at 8 a.m Wednesday. The unidentified motorist fled the scene.

Holly B. Orwig, 20, of Minerva, was cited for failing to stop an assured cleared distance and leaving the scene of an accident after driving into the rear of a stopped SUV operated by Matthew J. Long, 53, U.S. Route 62, Salem. The accident occurred at the intersection of Route 62 and Westville Lake Road at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in Smith Township, and Orwig continued on Westville Lake with Long in pursuit. The chased reached up to 90 mph before Orwig’s SUV became disabled near Georgetown Road.

Collin L. Houlette, 18, state Route 154, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield after he pulled from a private drive onto state Route 45 in Center Township and stuck a car driven by Lee A. Huffman, 54, state Route 172, Lisbon. The accident occurred at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Deanne Richmond, 35, Depot Road, Lisbon, was driving south on Mechanicstown Road in Hanover Township at 12:05 p.m. March 9 when she slid off the right side of the road, struck and guy wire and overturned. Richmond was cited for failure to control.

Curtis Velock, 19, Padgett Road, East Palestine was driving west on state Route 172 in Hanover Township at 7:51 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended Thane Richey, 19, Conkle Road, Salem, who was stopped at a stop sign. Velock was cited for assured clear distance.

Joyce Lalu, 62, Penn Avenue, Beloit, was driving east on U.S. 62 in Knox Township at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday when a homemade wood cap from the pickup truck of Steven Sommers, 48, Uniontown, Ohio, broke loose and veered across the roadway. No citation was issued as the ratchet strap broke due to high winds.

Nikole Johnson, 19, Thomas Road, Lisbon, was driving west on state Route 172 in Center Township at 7:05 a.m. Thursday when she lost control, drove off the left side and struck a culvert before overturning and landing on the wheels. Johnson was cited for failure to control.

Tammie S. Cox, 46, West Main Street, New Waterford, was stopped at a stop sign on Neeld Road in Unity Township at 9:05 a.m. Thursday when she was hit by Dale Hill, 80, Mill Rock Road, New Waterford, as he was making a left hand turn from state Route 558. Hill was cited for a turn and stop signal violation.

Douglas Avenry, 23, Winona Road, Salem, was driving north on Woodsdale Road in Hanover Township at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, and Kyler Smith, Jr., 21, Murray Road, East Rochester, drove south also on Woodsdale Road when both vehicles side swiped each other. No citations were issued due to lack of significant road evidence, conflicting stories and impartial witnesses.

Damian Gerald Martin, 19, Louisville Street, Homeworth, was driving east on Carey Road in Butler Township at 12:15 p.m. Thursday when he drove off the right side of the road into a ditch. Martin was cited for failure to control.