2 injured in Shawnee Twp. crash

By Lance Mihm

May 12, 2014

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — A driver was cited for failure to yield after a two-vehicle injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Breese Road and Dixie Highway at 4:49 p.m. Monday.

Cody Jones, 20, of Cridersville, was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer east on Breese Road. Jones failed to observe a northbound 2004 Honda Civic being operated by Matthew Gillis, 37, of Lima. Jones attempted to turn into the north lane and struck Gillis’ vehicle.

Both drivers were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Jones’ vehicle suffered minor damage and was driven from the scene. Gillis’ vehicle received disabling damage and was considered a total loss.