Fatal Rollover Accident in Chandlersville

Fatal Rollover Accident in Chandlersville

by Katie McGraw on June 27, 2013

One woman was killed Wednesday evening in a one vehicle crash in Chandlersville.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Bill Duerson, 24 year old Casey King of Cambridge, was south bound in her Isuzu Rodeo SUV on southern road, when she lost control on a curve and drove up an embankment. King was not wearing a seat-belt and was ejected. The car then rolled on top of her. She was traveling with her boyfriend’s son, Dakota Bowers. Bowers was wearing his seat-belt and was not injured and tried to help King.

"Dakota is 12, and got out of the vehicle and ran a mile and half up the road, to where his dad lives to get them to come down here to roll the car off her," said Trooper Duerson.

Once the car was lifted, the family attempted to perform CPR, but King had succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.

"It was a very slow speed crash it literally just drove up the embankment and rolled over," Duerson said.

Bowers was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital for precautionary reasons. His mother told WHIZ Thursday morning that he was later taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, where he was admitted. Duerson said if King had been wearing her seat-belt she more than likely would have survived the crash. The accident remains under investigation.