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Fatal wreck under investigation

Nov. 14, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio -- The Ohio Highway Patrol is still investigating a fatal car wreck which occurred Sunday evening at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Sandusky Road.

Shirlene Hardesty, 68, of Chesapeake, was injured during a three-car crash at 6:05 p.m. Sunday. She later died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, according to a highway patrol dispatcher.

Hardesty was a passenger in a vehicle driven by William B. Garbett, 73, of Huntington, according to Sgt. Chris Smith of the highway patrol post in Lawrence County. Hardesty was wearing a seatbelt, according to the accident report.

Garbett was on Sandusky Road when he apparently ran a red light, according to the report. That vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Justin Livingwood, 33, of Huntington, according to the report. Livingwood was eastbound on U.S. 52 at the time of the wreck. Another vehicle driven by Russell Huff, 36, of Chesapeake also was struck by Livingwood's vehicle. Huff also was eastbound on U.S. 52. His vehicle was in the right lane while Livingwood was in the left lane, Smith said.

The highway patrol is investigating and will turn the information over to the Lawrence County prosecutor's office when it is finished, Smith said.

Brigham Anderson, an assistant county prosecutor, said Tuesday his office will review the report to decide if any charges are appropriate.

Funeral service for Hardesty will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville. Burial will be at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

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