Teen Killed By Pickup In Massillon Accident

by nph | September 29th, 2011

September 29, 2011

A teenage girl from Beach City, Ohio, died Saturday night after being struck by a pick up truck. CantonRep reported that the girl’s death has devastated the community where she was popular with both teachers and students.

The accident happened just before 11:00 p.m. on Route 21 in Massillon, Ohio. The 15-year-old sophomore at Fairless High School was headed home at night after going to the Taco Bell across the street from her great-grandmother’s house. As she attempted to cross the street, she stopped for an unknown reason. Because she was wearing dark clothing at the time, the 45-year-old male driver of a GMC Sierra pickup did not see the girl and struck her with his truck. She was declared dead at the scene.

Since the crash, support counselors have been on-hand at the school to speak with anyone distraught over the death, and hundreds turned out for a candlelight vigil in the girl’s honor.

The driver of the pickup will likely not face any charges as alcohol or speed did not play a part in the crash, and he was wearing a seat belt at the time.

The Ohio Auto Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to remind pedestrians of the importance of making themselves visible to cars at night by wearing light colored or reflective clothing, and by always carrying a light. These simply steps may help you and others avoid an accident that could cost a life. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a personal injury accident, contact Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy about a free initial consultation to answer any questions you might have regarding your case.