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Crash kills Norwalk woman

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM

A Norwalk woman died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Whittlesey Avenue that left two others with serious injuries.

Holly O’Neal, 37, was pronounced dead following the collision.

O’Neal was driving her Honda Civic north on Whittlesey Avenue just before 7 a.m. while Mylinda Johnson, 39, was heading south in her Dodge Nitro, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.

On a stretch of pavement just north of Lais Road, O’Neal lost control of the Civic and traveled left of the center line, troopers said.

The Civic struck the oncoming Nitro head-on, with both vehicles spiraling off the roadside and coming to a rest.

Kayla Johnson and Luke Johnson, both 14, were passengers in Mylinda’s car. Luke suffered non-incapacitating injuries, but Kayla and Mylinda were both severely injured and rushed to Fisher-Titus Medical Center for treatment, troopers said.

Kayla was not wearing her seat belt at the time and was riding in the front passenger seat. Troopers said there is no indication drugs or alcohol were factors, nor were weather conditions.

Read Holly O'Neal's obituary by clicking HERE

O’Neal was taken directly from the crash scene to Evans Funeral Home in Norwalk.

She had been employed at Industrial Powder Coating in Norwalk and was a 1994 graduate of St. Paul High School.

A funeral Mass is at St. Paul Catholic Church on April 22, and visitation is being held the night prior at Evans Funeral Home.


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