Charges are possible in a fatal car accident that occurred on December 29, 2014 at the intersection of Morse and Kitzmiller Roads. A Jefferson Township woman, 88 year old Ethel Vosler, was injured in the car accident. Ms. Vosler subsequently died as a result of her injuries.
Ms. Vosler was a passenger in a car operated by her husband. The Voslers were traveling west on Morse Road when they struck a Jeep Wrangler driven by Darren Bates, a 16 year old from New Albany. A witness to the accident told investigators that the Bates vehicle ran through the stop sign at Kitzmiller and Morse Roads. Although the teen gave a contradictory statement to Franklin County deputies, the Franklin County Sheriff’s report states that Bates failed to yield to traffic on Morse Road. Traffic on Morse Road has the right of way.
According to Amanda Trump, the executive assistant to Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott, the accident investigation has not been completed. Trump states “We are awaiting Mrs. Vosler’s autopsy report and the at-fault driver’s toxicology results to determine what charge(2) will be filed.”
Tragically, Franklin County Ohio has seen an increase in the number of fatal car accidents since late October 2014, with November being the deadliest month of the year.
The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List are experienced in handling cases involving car accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, contact Clark, Perdue & List.