Woman Killed in Collision With Snow Plow


APPLE CREEK, OH — A New Philadelphia woman was killed Thursday evening when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a truck with a snow plow attached.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mary K. Durbin Aken, 60, was driving her 2006 Toyota Matrix eastbound on U.S. 250 when she lost control and slid into the path of a 2002 International 7400, owned by the Wayne County Commissioner’s Office, driven by Keith Badertscher.

Badertscher attempted to avoid the vehicle by swerving to the right, but struck the passenger side of Durbin Aken’s vehicle.

The snow plow entered the interior compartment of the vehicle, striking the woman.

Ms. Durbin Aken was pronounced dead at the scene. Badertscher was transported for minor injuries

The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to remind drivers to slow down when roads are covered with snow.