Newbury Twp, OH – Five Killed in Head-On Collision at OH-44 & Perkin Rd

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Newbury Twp, OH (November 23, 2021) – A two-vehicle crash in Newbury Township on Monday morning, November 22, left five people dead. The fatal accident took place at the crossing of OH-44 and Perkin Road around 11:04 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that the crash involved a 2003 Ford Econoline Van owned by the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The van reportedly collided head-on with a commercial tractor with an attached flatbed trailer. 

The driver of the van reportedly went left of center and collided with the tractor. The driver and four of the five passengers in the van sustained fatal injuries in the collision. The deceased parties were later identified as Darryl J. Barnes, 62, of Garfield Heights, Kipp A. Ginn, 47, of Cleveland, Vonda R. Harris, 57, of Cleveland, Rhonda D. Hutchinson, 44, of University Heights, and Ke’Mel B. Jenkins, 28, of Cleveland. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is being handled by local law enforcement. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Fatal Head-On Crashes in Ohio

Each year, head-on collisions account for more than 10% of all road deaths despite accounting for less than 2% of all reported car accidents. The majority of these collisions are caused by drivers who swerve into opposing traffic lanes due to distraction or negligence. When a driver merges into opposing traffic, he or she runs the risk of colliding head-on with another vehicle, which can be deadly even at low speeds.

A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member with the help of a car crash lawyer in Newbury Township when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of serious accident. In Ohio, state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Newbury Township

If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Newbury Township wrongful death attorney. Joseph Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process. Our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. A personal injury lawyer in Newbury Township can help those impacted by a deadly accident recover due compensation from the party responsible. 

Contact a Newbury Township catastrophic injury lawyer today at 216-522-1600 if you have lost a loved one in a deadly car accident. We want to help make sure you are made whole again following a devastating accident. 

Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts.  These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Cleveland area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.  Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.


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