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>>

  • Man charged for urinating on Modell's grave

    Man charged for urinating on Modell's grave

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:58:59 GMT
    Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.More >>
    Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.
    More >>
  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:47:27 GMT
    The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.More >>
    The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election...More >>
  • 1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:48:43 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...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