Created on Friday, 01 March 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a single-vehicle fatal accident that killed Ina Smith, 50, of Minster, and injured her canine that was transported to the Shelby County Animal Shelter until family members could pick it up.
Ms. Smith was trapped in her vehicle after failing to negotiate a left curve on Canal Road just east of the State Route 66 intersection in Shelby County. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Ms. Smith was extricated using the Jaws of Life.
The accident remains under investigation.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by Ft. Loramie Fire and Rescue, Ft. Loramie Police, the Shelby County Coroner’s Office and CareFlight, which did not transport.