Man Dies after December 27th Accident

Man Dies after December 27th Accident

by Emily Baird on January 2, 2010

A 78-year-old man, involved in a December 27th accident in Newark, has died.

A Grant Medical Center spokesman confirmed that Royle Campbell died yesterday.

Campbell and his wife, 75-year-old Barbara, were driving on Thornwood Road when their SUV went off the side of the road and hit a tree.

Rescue crews used the "jaws of life" at the scene before initially taking both Royle and Barbara to Licking Memorial Hospital.

Authorities say weather may have played a role in the incident.