MOUNT GILEAD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of 24-year-old Sharyn Fain of Centerburg on Thursday afternoon at 2:20.
According to the OSHP, a silver 2002 Pontiac Grand Am was traveling east on U.S. 36 just west of Bangs, illegally passed a 1998 Jaguar XJ-8 in a no-passing zone. The vehicle sideswiped the Jaguar, driven by Jill K. Dandrea, 47, Sunbury, lost control and began to roll over, toward the left side of the roadway. The Grand Am continued to roll over, striking the roof on the guardrail causing Fain to be ejected from the vehicle. The Pontiac finally came to rest on its side in a wooded area over a large embankment. The Jaguar lost control and struck a guardrail twice.
Dandrea, who sustained minor injuries was treated and released from St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
Calib M. Lang, 26, Mount Vernon, suffered only minor injuries and was treated and released from Knox Community Hospital. Fain succumbed to her injuries at KCH at 3:50 p.m. Neither Lang nor Fain were wearing restraints, the OHSP said.
The OSHP said it remains undetermined at this time whether Lang or Fain were driving the Grand Am. It is still in question whether or not Dandrea was wearing a seat belt.
The crash remains under investigation.
Traffic was redirected by the Ohio Department of Transporation. U.S. 36 was reopened at 5:50 p.m.