Crash claims the life of a Minford Woman


Three others injured. Investigation continues

Minford – A Scioto County woman has died as the result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash.

Mary J. Adams, 82, of Minford, was pronounced dead by the Cabell County, West Virginia coroner’s office on Saturday (March 4, 2017).

The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash that occurred on Thursday (March 2, 2017) on Ohio 335 in Minford.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Suzanna D. Lewis, 40, of Lucasville, was northbound on Ohio 335 when she reportedly drove left of center striking a Buick Century, driven by Adams head-on.

Adams was extricated from her vehicle by mechanical means. She was flown to St. Mary’s in Huntington, West Virginia. The Portsmouth Post was later notified by the Cabell County Coroner’s office that Adams had died as a result of her injuries Saturday afternoon.

Lewis was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) as was her front seat passenger, and-12-year-old daughter, Nancy Lewis.

Nancy Lewis was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital by ground from SOMC and is listed in stable condition. A second passenger in the Lewis vehicle, Madison Warren, was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital, and is also listed in stable condition.

The OSHP said seat belts were not in use by any of the occupants of the Jeep.

Charges are pending, but the crash remains under investigation to determine whether alcohol or drugs was a contributing factor.

Three others injured. Investigation continues