Cheshire man killed in fatal accident

Staff Report

CHESHIRE — Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to Ohio 7 in Cheshire Monday morning for a fatal accident involving a vehicle and pedestrian which reportedly occurred around 6:36 a.m.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lisa Roush, 57, of Pomeroy, was traveling south on Ohio 7 when she reportedly struck Norman Schoonover, 78, of Cheshire, who was crossing the roadway. Schoonover died as a result of his injuries.

Agencies responding to the scene included the Gallia Sheriff’s Office, Gallia EMS, and Gallia County ODOT.

According to OSHP, Roush did not sustain any injuries and was wearing a seat belt. As a result of the incident, Ohio 7 was closed for approximately three hours. Roush’s vehicle, a 2010 Chrysler Sebring, sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

According to Lt. Barry Call with OSHP, there are no charges issued at this time and there is no suspicion of impairment. The crash is still under investigation.

Morgan McKinniss contributed to this report.

Staff Report