LIMA — McGuffey resident Dystiny Marshall has joined Ohio’s “Saved by the Belt” Club after her safety belt saved her from sustaining life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred on state Route 309 in Allen County on July 8.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. James Cotner and Trooper John Sanders-Tirado presented Marshall with a “Saved by the Belt” certificate signed by Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Thomas J. Stickrath and Colonel Richard S. Fambro, patrol superintendent.
“Dystiny is a living testimony to the effectiveness of safety belts,” said Lima post commander Lt. Tim Grigsby. “Everyone needs to buckle up every trip, every time.”
Data from 2019 shows 457 people in Ohio were killed in traffic crashes where a safety belt was available, but not in use.
Marshall also received a “Saved by the Belt” license plate bracket.