APPLE CREEK -- A woman from New Philadelphia, Ohio, was killed in an accident with a snowplow Thursday afternoon that shut down U.S. Route 250 in Wayne County for hours.
According to the State Highway Patrol, Mary K. Durbin Aken, 60, was eastbound on 250 in a 2006 Toyota Matrix about 5:10 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle.
She slid into the path of a westbound 2002 International 7400 snowplow owned by the Wayne County commissioners' office. The driver of the semi, Keith Badertscher, 60, of Nashville, Ohio, swerved in an attempt to avoid Durbin Aken's vehicle but struck the car in its passenger side.
The plow on the front of Badertscher's truck struck Durbin Aken, according to the patrol.
Durbin Aken was pronounced dead at the scene by Wayne County Coroner Dr. Amy Joliff.
Badertscher was taken to Wooster Community Hospital with minor injuries.
The Highway Patrol was also assisted at the scene by the Apple Creek Police Department and the Apple Creek Fire Department.
U.S. 250 remained closed several hours after the accident with no estimated reopening time, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The Patrol reminds travelers to slow down when roads are snow covered.
This was the first fatal crash in Wayne County for 2014.