Saturday, October 4, 2003

Crashes claim two lives on Clermont highways

By Marie McCain
The Cincinnati Enquirer

A 35-year-old Cincinnati man and a 60-year-old Bethel woman were killed Friday in separate crashes on roads in Clermont County.

At about 9 a.m., Stephen M. Mbah was fatally injured after losing control of his car while driving west on Interstate 275 near Loveland-Madeira Road in Miami Township. He crossed into oncoming traffic and an eastbound truck struck his car.

The driver of the truck, Don R. Lipps, 28, of Hamilton, and his passenger, Patrick Seals, 29, also of Hamilton, were not injured.

Mbah was airlifted to University Hospital, where he later died, Ohio State Highway Patrol officials said.

The accident shut down I-275 for about two hours Friday.

Just as state troopers were reopening the freeway, another fatal crash occurred in Union Township.

About 10:45 a.m., Barbara Kelsey was turning onto Eastgate Boulevard from the westbound exit ramp of Ohio 32 when a northbound vehicle struck her.

She and her 16-year-old passenger were taken to Mercy Hospital Anderson, where Kelsey later died, officials said.

The teen's condition was not available, and her name was not released

The driver of the northbound vehicle, Anna Kuttler, 31, also of Bethel, and her two young passengers were hospitalized for observation, officials said.

Both crashes were being investigated.


Height always had faith that society can change
Tonight's awards go to rights advocates
RFK center strives for human rights
Empowerment official sought in theft-ring case
Catholics meet to map change

Memorial to celebrate 20th year
Regional Report

Bronson: Tax-and-spend Republicans are strangling Ohio
Faith Matters: Jain Center's history honored
Howard: Good Things Happening
McNutt: Riverside town welcomes bigger branch library

Mill Creek gets art boost
Crashes claim two lives on Clermont highways
New Miami fires clerk, says she bungled finances
Man applauded for saving girl
Relocated Skatetown ready to roll again
Fernald clean-up change proposed
Mason forums examine overflowing schools
MU student senate ponders role
Local 'Survivor' veteran faces financial reality
Wal-Mart Supercenter proposed
Booking a Warren County hotel room just got easier

Charles F. Doll was longtime headwaiter

Charge dropped in '77 killing because of murky evidence
Deaths of firefighters leave small town in pain
Board says Ohio can keep tax Tyson paid
Election workers won't have union
Dozens of students arrested after high school prank
House member's term too long?
Dept. of Energy agreement saves jobs at uranium plant
Ohio Moments

School nearing reality
Man who chained teenage girl is found guilty
Airport settles land dispute
The Enquirer wants your opinions
Fletcher's new campaign ads criticize Chandler
Kentucky Guardsman killed in Iraq remembered as compassionate man
Chairman seeks stricter race-day drug standards
Lawsuit seeks to block Kentucky Medicaid cuts
Mars Pl. access may be smoothed
Obstacle course aims to ease social hurdle
Kentucky to do
Kentucky News Briefs