Burton Mother Killed in Rollover CrashA Burton mother of two died in a rollover crash in Huntsburg Township Friday afternoon after she was ejected from…
Burton Mother Killed in Rollover Crash
A Burton mother of two died in a rollover crash in Huntsburg Township Friday afternoon after she was ejected from her vehicle.
Jennifer McDougall, 37, was driving a 2002 Subaru Forester eastbound on Pioneer Road at approximately 2:20 p.m. when her car veered off the right side of the road and rolled three times before landing on its tires, according to the Chardon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
McDougall’s 6-year-old daughter also was a passenger in the vehicle.
McDougall was ejected from the car, which continued to travel through multiple fences and yards before finally stopping on a rock at 16505 Pioneer Road, according to the state patrol.
She was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol added.
McDougall was flown by emergency helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 6:14 p.m.
The 6-year-old girl was secured in a car seat and suffered some minor scrapes and bruises. She was taken to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center as a precaution and released Friday evening.
Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation, the patrol said.
During Tuesday morning’s county commissioners meeting, Commissioner Tracy Jemison requested a moment of silence for McDougall, a part-time county attendant.
Chardon Schools Finalizes Levy
The Chardon Schools Board of Education voted unanimously, 5-0, to put a 5.9-mill operating levy before district voters Nov. 5.
The vote came during a special Saturday morning meeting.
The levy would raise $3.6 million annually and cost taxpayers about $207 per $100,000 property valuation.
“The decision of this board to place an operating levy on the ballot was not made lightly,” said board President Karen Blankenship. “The unanimous vote demonstrates just how important this levy is to the future of our district.”
Two 5.9-mill levies failed in August and November of 2012. The district has not received new money from taxpayers since 2006.
The levy would restore about $1 million in previous cuts to staff and programs, and keep the district from running a deficit, according to a presentation by Superintendent Michael Hanlon.
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