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Dustin Kominek was turning eastbound onto Tracy Road as he lost
control of his vehicle. A westbound vehicle, driven by Melissa
Domanowski, then struck the passenger side of Mr. Kominek’s vehicle.
Mrs. Kominek was pronounced dead at the scene as paramedics attended to her child.
The driver and passenger of the second vehicle, Melissa Domanowski
and Jillian Sheetz, were taken to Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon,
Ohio. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Legal Issues Arising From This Accident
Winter weather is the cause of many car accidents in Ohio. Conditions
such as snow, ice, and rain can cause drivers to lose control of their
vehicle. Although it may seem that the accident could be blamed on the
weather, there is always at least one party at-fault for any type of
The at-fault driver in this situation, Mr. Kominek, would be cited with a Failure to Control ticket.
This means that legally, those that could collect from their injuries from the accident would be the occupants in the second vehicle.