Co-workers mourn after traffic death of Cortland woman - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

update

Co-workers mourn after traffic death of Cortland woman

Posted: Updated:
Rachel Davis Rachel Davis

CORTLAND, Ohio - A preschool assistant teacher is dead after a head-on crash in Trumbull County.

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old, Rachel L. Davis of Cortland, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Trooper from the Warren Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol say Davis was killed at approximately 6:35 p.m. when her 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier veered left of center on State Route 5, running head-on into a tractor trailer driven by 46-year-old Rohan Powell of Ontario, Canada.

Davis, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Powell was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Warren where he was treated and released.

Davis was a teacher at the Kiddie Day Care and Preschool on North River Road in Warren for more than three years, will be deeply missed according to coworkers and friends.

Laura Hicks is the Administrator at Kiddie Day Care and Preschool, "It was hard to walk in the door this morning knowing that she wouldn't be here to bring the life and the smile. She had a bright smile. As soon as she smiled, everyone else smiled."

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating to try and determine exactly why the Cortland woman's car traveled into on-coming traffic.

Sergeant Philip Robinson says, "We just know that she was leaving her residence and possibly going to a relative's residence. But possibly in between we really don't know what happened at this point. It's still under investigation."

Because Davis was alone in her vehicle, State Troopers say we may never know exactly what caused Davis to go left of center. But those who knew and loved her say they'll just never be the same,

"Oh, she will be definitely missed, greatly, by parents, by children, by staff, by all of us. She was a friend. Like I said we're all like sisters here, so it will be hard for all of us for a while," Hicks said.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Fired band director says he fixing vulgar culture

    Fired band director says he fixing vulgar culture

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:34:18 GMT
    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change its sexualized culture when he was dismissed.More >>
    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change its sexualized culture when he was dismissed.
    More >>
  • Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

    Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:36 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-...More >>
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-...More >>
  • Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

    Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:23:19 GMT
    KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton found as many as 300 so-called "fancy" or "pocket" pet rats in the studio apartment in Kettering after responding to a complaint Thursday morning. Humane Society official Sheila Marquis tells the Dayton Daily News the animals make great pets for children but breed rapidly if they aren't spayed a...More >>
    KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton found as many as 300 so-called "fancy" or "pocket" pet rats in the studio apartment in Kettering after responding to a complaint Thursday morning. Humane Society official Sheila Marquis tells the Dayton Daily News the animals make great pets for children but breed rapidly if they aren't spayed a...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms