Boardman crash victim ID’d

Staff Reports

BOARDMAN –Officials have released the name of the elderly man who died Monday morning following a three-vehicle crash that involved a Columbiana County official.

The Ohio Highway Patrol identified the deceased as Cecil Chamberlain, 69, of Carlsbad, Calif. His name was being withheld pending notification of his family.

Chamberlain was driving east on Western Reserve Road in a Ford Fusion at 11:15 a.m., and ahead of him in traffic was a GMC Terrain operated by Drema Kessel, 70, of Salem. Coming from the opposite direction on the two-lane road was a Jeep Wrangler driven by Theresa Bosel, who is the county recorder.

According to the patrol, the Wrangler and Terrain made contact in the roadway, with the Terrain going off the south side of the road. The Wrangler then struck the Fusion, forcing it off the road.

Chamberlain was transported to St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. His passenger, 66-year-old Roberta Chamberlain, was also taken to St. Elizabeth with non-life threatening injuries.

Bosel, 48, of Salem, was not injured and neither were Kessel and her passenger, Felecia Detchon, 25, of Salem.

Kessel and Mr. Chamberlain were wearing seatbelts. Bosel was not.

The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending, the patrol said.

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