A woman has been killed in a traffic accident as snow and freezing rain created treacherous driving conditions in Ohio over the weekend.
Authorities say a Columbus woman died Saturday after her car went off a wet, icy road in Jackson Township, became stuck, then was hit by another vehicle as it went off the road. Franklin County authorities say the woman, 20-year-old Savana Carrier, was standing outside her car when she and her vehicle were hit.
Multiple other crashes were reported late Friday and early Saturday, including two multi-vehicle crashes on the Ronald Reagan Highway just north of Cincinnati. There were no other reports immediately of fatalities.
In Delaware County, Sheriff Russell Martin issued a Level 1 Snow Emergency Advisory “due to extremely icy conditions,” at 8:25 a.m. Saturday. The advisory was lifted at 1:25 p.m. And at 5:26 a.m. Sunday, Martin declared a Level 2 Advisory, meaning “unnecessary travel is discouraged.” The advisory was downgraded to Level 1 at 10:10 a.m., and lifted at 4:40 p.m. Sunday.
Information from Associated Press was used in this story.