Woman dies after one-car accident

McCONNELSVILLE – A Crooksville, Ohio, woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-car accident Wednesday afternoon on Morgan County 84 near Morgan County 95, said the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The car driven by Rita C. McNeal, 92, of Crooksville, struck a fence along Morgan County 84 at about 2:44 p.m., said the highway patrol. The cause of the crash is still being investigated, the patrol said.

McNeal traveled off the east side of Morgan County 84 in York Township and the 2007 Buick LaCrosse hit the fence, the patrol said. There were no passengers in the car.

McNeal was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, the patrol said. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Crooksville Volunteer Fire Department were on scene to aid in the investigation.