June 6,2019

Lieutenant Larry Roberts

Highway Patrol Investigating a Fatal Crash

Montville Township - On June 6, 2019 at 4:40 P.M., Troopers from the Chardon Patrol Post of the Ohio State Patrol were dispatched to a fatal crash on State Route 528 mile post 18. Troopers along with emergency personnel from the Hambden and Montville Fire Departments responded to the scene.

A red 2008 Buick Lucerne driven by Linda D. Figer, 60 years old, from Rome, Ohio, was traveling Northbound on State Route 528. A 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 white in color picked up truck hauling a full size gooseneck trailer driven by Trent J. Brown, 30 year old, from Warren, Ohio, was traveling Southbound on State Route 528.

The red 2008 Buick drove left of center striking the 2012 Dodge-Ram pick-up truck. Both vehicles traveled off the west side of State Route 528 and came to final rest in the ditch.R

 The driver of the Buick, Linda D. Figer, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The front passenger of the Dodge pick-up truck, Ambrea Harper, was taken by Life Flight to University Hospital in Cleveland. Rear passenger (juvenile) of the Dodge pick-up truck was transported to Geauga County Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. Trent J. Brown remained at the scene.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Both drivers and front passenger were wearing their seatbelts.