Thursday, November 12, 2009


Eaton Township – Troopers say that a mixture of alcohol and a frosted window were contributing factors in a crash that sent a woman to the hospital after an early morning crash on Route 82.

Trooper AJ Torres of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 43-year-old Katharine Wisniewski of Columbia Station had just left work as a bartender at an Eaton Township bar and was heading home at the time of the crash. “Wisniewski was east on 82 and lost control of her car just after she crossed the railroad tracks and went off the left side of the road where she struck a mailbox and a utility pole.”

Eaton Township Firefighters were first toned out for a report of a car that had crashed into a train at the crossing. When Firefighters arrived they found Wisniewski lying on the ground next to her car.

Firefighters treated Wisniewski at the scene and then transported her to Elyria memorial Hospital for further evaluations. Torres said the injuries did not appear to be serious.

Witnesses who were on scene just after the crash told Troopers that the windows of the car were still frosted over with only a partial hole near the passenger side. Torres stressed how important it is, especially with winter fast approaching, to clear off ALL of your windows before hitting the roadways.

No charges have been filed yet but Torres said that Wisniewski would likely be charged with OVI and Failure to Control.



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