Mecca Township storm survivor talks about close call - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Updated

Mecca Township storm survivor talks about close call

Posted: Updated:
MECCA TWP., Ohio - A Mecca Township woman literally ran into trouble while driving home during the storms Wednesday night.

Jean Ferrebee believes she's lucky to be alive after her SUV plowed into a tree that fell onto the roadway in front of her while she was traveling home on Hoagland-Blackstub Road Wednesday night.

"I looked up and here's that tree coming right at me and I hit the brakes and it didn't do any good," Ferrebee says.

Ferrebee was on her way home from church when the storm system's intensity brought heavy rain and gusting winds. She says water accumulation on the roadway forced to slow her speed to about 35 miles per hour and she's glad she did. 
 
Both Ferrebee and the state trooper on scene believe the timing of tree's fall likely saved her life.

"Two seconds either way, it probably would have flattened me," she says.

Ferrebee walked away with damage to her her vehicle and a few bruises, but she says it's a small price compared to what could have happened instead.
  • 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