Man and Woman from Troy Die in Champaign County Crash on Ohio 235p


August 04, 2018

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OH- Whio.com reports that a man and woman from Troy were killed in a collision in Champaign County, Ohio on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The collision occurred on Ohio 235 at about 9 a.m.*

The collision involved a tractor-trailer and a van. Andrew E. Gee, 36 was driving the van, and 38-year-old Rashelle Karr was a passenger in the vehicle. Reports indicate that the van failed to stop at a stop sign on Old Pike Road and Ohio 235 and slammed into the trailer of a large truck. Both vehicle occupants were thrown from the van. 

Edgar Lowe, 51 was operating the tractor-trailer and suffered minor injuries in the collision. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The van was owned by a company called Liberty Services Inc. Neither Gee nor Karr was wearing a seatbelt when they hit the truck. 

People who are ejected from their vehicles in accidents have extremely low rates of survival. About 75% of people who are thrown from vehicles in collisions die as a result of these accidents. The best way to avoid being ejected from acar or other passenger vehicle is to use a seat belt. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), failing to wear a seatbelt makes a person 30 times more likely to be thrown from a vehicle in a collision than people who are properly restrained. The likelihood of dying in a crash decreases by 45% for front seat passengers who use seat belts. 

Seatbelts saved close to 13,000 people’s lives in 2009, and if everyone wore their seatbelts, about 4,000 people would have survived. 

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