Nichole Hannahs

Christmas Eve Fatal

by Nichole Hannahs on December 25, 2012 at 8:14 am

A Christmas Eve accident leaves one man dead.

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol said that the crash took place on Watkins Road south of Blacks Road in Harrison Township just before 7 p.m.. Monday and may have been caused by fog.

Troopers said 72-year-old Roy Rose of Pataskala was driving a 1992 Cadillac Deville north on Watkins Road when he left the roadway and got stuck in a ditch.

Rose left his vehicle and was standing along the passenger side when a Chevrolet HHR driven by 78-year-old Richard Runzel of Granville struck Rose’s vehicle causing it to spin into Rose.

Rose died at the scene. His passenger 73-year-old Emogene Henry of Galloway was taken by West Licking EMS to Grant Medical Center with minor injuries.

Runzel was transported to Mount Carmel East Medical Center by West Licking EMS also with minor injuries.