1 dead in Bellevue crash
A Bellevue woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday night on US 20 in downtown Bellevue.
According to a release from the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on US 20 near North Sandusky Street around 11:11 p.m. and claimed the life of 36-year-old Tracy Albright.
Albright had been driving a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer west on US 20 and was stopped for a traffic signal at North Sandusky Street when a westbound 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Morgan E. Jevec, 24, of Massillon, struck the rear of Albright’s vehicle, according to the release.
Albright’s vehicle then traveled through the intersection and came to rest west of the intersection, where it caught fire. According to the release, Jevec’s vehicle also caught fire.
Jevec’s vehicle then continued through the intersection, where it struck a 2008 Buick Lacrosse being driven by Travis Roach, 54, of Bellevue. The Buick had been stopped in the turn lane eastbound on US 20.
According to the release, Albright was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jevec and three passengers in her vehicle, Steven M. Gresser, 31, Cristopher A. Watters, 48, and Ricky E. Treherne Jr., 32, all of Canton, were transported by Life Flight to Toledo hospitals. None of the four was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and all suffered serious injuries.
Roach was treated and released at the scene, the release states.
According to the release, it is unknown whether Albright was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
Alcohol and drug use is unknown at this time, and the crash, which closed down US 20 for about three hours, remains under investigation.