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November 4, 2013
Salem News

- Lilith R. Kunkel, 65, Oak Street, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance Oct. 25 after her westbound vehicle reportedly struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Peggy A. Weber, 41, West Fourth Street, Salem, who had stopped in traffic on U.S. Route 62. Kunkel was also transported to Salem Community Hospital by Smith EMS.

- While eastbound Friday on U.S. Route 30, a vehicle driven by Chad A. Vandergrift, 24, West Street, Minerva, reportedly failed to negotiate a curve, went off the right side, back onto the road, back off the right side, striking a ditch before overturning onto its side. Vandergrift reportedly told troopers he had swerved to miss a deer. He was extricated by firefighters from Center and Butler Township fire departments, according to reports. He was cited for failure to control.

- Stephen M. Houchins, 54, Lake Front Road, Beloit, was cited for OVI and failure to control Friday after his vehicle reportedly went left of center while southbound on Westville Lake Road, spun clockwise and slid off the right side, striking a ditch.

- Craig A. Conforti, 29, Beaver Falls, Pa., was cited Friday for assured clear distance after he reportedly tried to avoid striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Ricky D. Hickman, 55, state Route 172, Lisbon, but struck the side of Hickman's vehicle. Both drivers were northbound on state Route 7 at the time and Hickman had slowed to turn left when Conforti went around his vehicle, according to reports. Columbiana Rescue was called for Hickman, who was not transported to a medical facility.



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