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Stow woman killed in crash

Monday, March 21, 2011


A 57-year-old Stow woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 76 in Portage County on Saturday afternoon after she attempted to make a U-turn.

The Ravenna post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, which occurred at 3:23 p.m. just west of state Route 44.

Jeanne Gary had been westbound on I-76 before entering a prohibited U-turn crossover, then entered the right eastbound lane in the path of a tractor-trailer driven by Namden Singh Mann, 50, of Phoenix, Ariz.

The semi hit the back of Gary’s PT Cruiser, and both vehicles veered to the right and off the road. They continued down an embankment and into a swampy area, according to the patrol.

Gary was pronounced dead at the scene. Mann and a passenger in the rear sleeper berth were not injured. No charges have been filed.