Fatal Accident in Coshocton

by Jennifer Bullock on September 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

One person is dead, after a two-vehicle accident in Coshocton Tuesday…

Coshocton County Sheriff Timothy Rogers said deputies were called to the area of 400 North Whitewoman Street in Roscoe Village just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the sheriff, 28-year-old Charles Miller of Coshocton was driving eastbound on Hill Street with his one-month-old daughter, when the brakes failed in his Ford Explorer. The Explorer crossed the intersection and struck the parked vehicle of 70-year-old George Baldwin of Columbus. Baldwin’s wife, 68-year-old Mary Baldwin, was attempting to enter the passenger side of the vehicle when it was struck. The sheriff said the impact threw her into an iron gate on the sidewalk… She was pronounced dead at the scene by Coshocton County Coroner Robert Gwinn.

Miller’s vehicle also struck a brick pillar and flipped on its driver side, then onto the patio of the Wharehouse Steak & Stein.

Miller and his daughter were treated for minor injuries and released from Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. George Baldwin was flown to the OSU Medical Center in Columbus, and is listed in serious condition. Miller is facing charges in the accident, which remains under investigation.