Ohio State Highway Patrol

Fatal Crash in Washington Township - Columbiana County Ohio

Washington Township - Troopers are investigating a 1-vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on State Route 39 near Oak Grove Road Washington Township. The crash occurred on May 19, at 12:14 am.

Paula Elliott, age 54, of Lisbon, was pronounced dead at the East Liverpool Hospital.

Ms. Elliott was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 northeast on Slate Route 39 when she traveled partially off the roadway. She re-entered the roadway and over-corrected, traveling off  the roadway once again. The truck became airborne nnd struck an embankment causing the truck to flip and over end. Ms. Elliott was ejected from the truck as a result of not wearing her seatbelt. The truck sustained heavy damage to its entirety.

Excessive speed and alcohol were contributing factors.

The crash remains under investigation.