Fatal Accident on State Route 16

Fatal Accident on State Route 16

by Erika Brooks on December 23, 2012

An accident killed one woman and sent nine people to the hospital Sunday.

The three car accident occured around 2 p.m. near mile post one on State Route 16 in Coshocton County. An SUV traveling East went left of center striking a minivan in the Westbound lane head on. A minivan traveling West behind the van then collided with the accident.

The minivan that was struck head on had five passengers, the driver, Christopher Stemm, a 30-year-old from Creston was flown to Grant Hospital in Columbus. The other adult passenger, a female and three children were taken to Coshocton Memorial Hospital, the adult female was then taken to Grant with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the second minivan, 31-year-old Trevor Thomas, from Walnut Creek, his wife and two children were transported to Coshocton Memorial and later released.

The SUV driver, Sheri Stewart, a 64-year-old woman from Fort Worth, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coshocton County coroner.