Howland, OH (March 10, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Howland claimed one person’s life while leaving several others injured. At around 1:30 p.m., on March 6, emergency crews responded to the site of a collision on Route 82.

Reports from the police show that a Volkswagen Beetle was traveling west on Ohio State Route 82 when it collided with a Tesla at the intersection with Howland Wilson Road. The impact of the crash caused the Tesla to strike a Chevrolet Traverse. The driver of the Volkswagen, who was identified as 65-year-old Thomas Poole, was ejected from his vehicle.

Poole was rushed to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown where he was declared deceased. The driver of the Tesla, who was identified as Kelly Barnes, the driver of the Traverse, Michael Weblan, and his passenger Cheryl Weblan, were all transported to Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Poole.

Our thoughts are with Kelly Barnes, Michael Weblan, and Cheryl Weblan at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Cleveland, Ohio

Howland, OH – Thomas Poole Killed in Crash on Route 82 near Howland Wilson RdMore than 75,000 people are hurt in vehicle collisions across the state of Ohio each year. Many people involved in collisions are forced to undergo emergency surgery and spend weeks hospitalized. Although we want to believe everyone involved in a collision is able to get the medical treatment they need to recover from their injuries, this is far from reality. In fact, over 1,000 people end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in car accidents. In many cases, these accidents force families to spend tens of thousands of dollars on unexpected funeral costs. Although it may seem like no amount of compensation could ever make us whole again after experiencing the loss of a loved one, filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Cleveland helps grieving families collect the compensation they need to cover the costs they face after losing a loved one.

Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the Cleveland area will help to ensure your family is able to maximize their recoveries after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person. The Cleveland wrongful death attorneys at Rumizen Weisman, Co., Ltd. have extensive experience helping bereaved families recover from the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys provide our clients with aggressive and effective legal representation to ensure they have the strongest case possible to present the circumstances of their loved one’s accident while demanding full and fair compensation to alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward. If you were injured in an accident, or your loved one lost their life, as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact our car accident attorneys in Cleveland at (216) 658-5500 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience to see how we can help your family recover after the unexpected loss of a loved one.

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