Norwalk Reflector: Distracted driver crashes into oncoming traffic

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Distracted driver crashes into oncoming traffic

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 5:06 PM

OXFORD TOWNSHIP — A woman, who allegedly was distracted by an electronic device, drove into a line of traffic on Ohio 113, sending her and her 12-year-old daughter to the hospital Wednesday.

Sarah B. Anglin, 33, of Monroeville, and her daughter, who was in the front passenger seat of the 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan, suffered non-incapacitating injuries and were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS at 5:41 p.m., according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office report.

The other driver, James A. Rennert, 52, of Bellevue, reported no injuries. 

Anglin was traveling east on Ohio 113 when she attempted to turn left onto Kelley Road.

According to the report, Anglin was distracted by an electronic device other than her phone (such as a radio, DVD or navigation device), failed to yield while turning and drove into Rennert’s 2016 Dodge 1500 pickup truck, which was westbound at 55 mph, deputies said. Anglin was estimated to be going 15 mph.

Anglin’s vehicle struck the front left side of Rennert’s pickup, sending him off the right side of the road, while Anglin’s spun in the road and came to rest facing north. Both vehicles incurred disabling damage.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash, and all occupants were wearing their seat belts, deputies said.

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