Created on Sunday, 04 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
4th traffic fatality in Hardin County in past two weeks
KENTON — The rash of fatal crashes in Hardin County continued Saturday afternoon when a 50-year-old Dunkirk woman was killed in a single vehicle crash on U.S. Route 68 near Township Road 74 north of Kenton.
Troopers of the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report Lisa A. Frater was driving in a northbound 2001 Ford F-150 truck about 5 p.m. on U.S. 68 when the vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the left side of the road, struck a mailbox and overturned.
Ms. Frater, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner.
A passenger in the truck, Logan A. Gammell, 7, also of Dunkirk, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toldeo.
Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.
The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, BKP Fire and EMS, Kenton Fire and EMS and Blanchard/Dunkirk Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.
Ms. Frater was the fourth traffic fatality in the county in the past two weeks. Others claimed in recent crashes were Sandra Schneer, July 31 on State Route 117; Damien Howard, July 30 on County Road 75; and Earl Steinle, July 22 on U.S. 68.
The crash remains under investigation.