'One of a kind' woman dies in Thanksgiving crash

BAY TWP. A 21-year-old Sandusky woman died as a result of a two-car crash Thanksgiving afternoon on
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



A 21-year-old Sandusky woman died as a result of a two-car crash Thanksgiving afternoon on Wilcox Road in Bay Township near Port Clinton.

Ashley Wilson, 21, was taken by medical helicopter from the crash site on Wilcox Road, east of Wonnell Road near the junction to Ohio 53, to Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center where she later was pronounced dead, according to a nursing supervisor at Saint Vincent.

Wilson was the front seat passenger in a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Anna N. Bowman, 20, Sandusky, according to a report from the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Bowman was also taken by medical helicopter to St. Vincent, where she was listed in serious condition Thursday evening, the supervisor said.

Bowman was driving westbound when she veered off the right side of Wilcox road, then crossed the center line when she came back onto the road, according to the report.

She drove into the path of eastbound motorist Lisa M. Meyer, 45, Oak Harbor, who was trying to avoid the crash by swerving off the right side of Wilcox Road when the vehicles collided, the report said.

Meyer, who sustained minor injuries, was taken to Magruder Hospital. Her passengers, a 12-year-old girl and Scott A. Gdovicak, 39, Oak Harbor , were also taken to Magruder Hospital with minor injuries.

Staff at the hospital had no records for the three.

Ashley and Anna were on their way to Thanksgiving dinner at their mother's home in Oak Harbor when the crash occurred, said Mario Vargas, Ashley's mother's fiance. The two friends had helped prepare the meal and then went to drop off Anna's children at a relative's home.

Ashley was artistic and had a good sense of humor, Vargas said. She attended Danbury High School and EHOVE Career Center.

Cassandra Pine, 17, Port Clinton, said she had known Ashley for five or six years, since they lived in the same apartment complex in Marblehead.

"She was very unique, very artistic," Pine said. "She was really into music. She was one of a kind."