Columbiana man charged with death of woman after police chase ended in crash
A grand jury in Columbiana County has handed up a fifteen-count indictment alleging that a 40-year-old Columbiana man drove a stolen pickup truck into an oncoming car, causing the death of a Hanoverton woman.
Forty-seven-year-old Jennifer Hunley died while in hospice care, 43 days after August 6, when state troopers say the hatchback she had been driving was struck head-on by a stolen Chevy Silverado that had crossed the center line on a curve of Teegarden Road in Center Township.
According to the indictment, Gerald Jackson was driving the stolen pickup truck which was being pursued by authorities at the time of the crash.
Hunley was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries. Jackson, who suffered minor injuries, went to Salem Hospital.
According to the crash report, Jackson was under the influence of amphetamines, marijuana, and opiates at the time of the accident.
A formal arraignment is scheduled next month for Jackson on the fifteen counts which include, aggravated vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, vehicular assault, OVI, driving with a suspended license, auto theft, failure to comply with a police order, attempted breaking and entering, vandalism, and receiving stolen property.