Hamilton County authorities have identified the victim of a deadly vehicle crash which occurred Thursday morning on Highway 58 near Highway 60.
Steven E. Evans, 37, of Meigs County was killed when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Timothy Walden, 29, of Ten Mile.
The crash occurred after Evans’ truck broke down and he “attempted to light a bag of garbage on fire at the rear of his vehicle to warn oncoming traffic,” according to Janice Atkinson, information officer for HCSO.
Officials continue to investigate the crash but did say the lack of street lighting, dark conditions and other factors could have played a role in the incident.
- A Department of Children’s Services report has prompted a police investigation regarding a small child suffering from burns received during a reported family outing.
According to a report filed by Cleveland Police detective Brian Pritchard, Tracy Nalory of DCS reported the child who was just over 1 year old suffered 2nd and 3rd-degree burns to his face and upper body during a “bonfire cookout the mother was having.”
The incident occurred March 17 and was not reported to police until earlier this week, according to Pritchard’s incident report.
Pritchard stated in his report that Dr. Richard Cartier of the Augusta Burn Center reported the incident.
According to the report, the child’s injuries were consistent with statements provided but he “was concerned the child was unsupervised during the bonfire cookout.” A location of the incident’s occurrence was not listed in the report.
Investigation is continuing.
- A Toshiba Satellite computer was reported stolen from a Church Street residence earlier this week, according to a report filed by Kelli McDougle.
McDougle said the computer was locked in her room when the theft occurred.
She returned home Monday and discovered a window and door opened. The computer was valued at $1,243.
Investigation has been turned over to the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.