Black Ice to Blame For Fatality of Lima Man


Black Ice across Logan County Monday morning caused several accidents and slide-offs.

A fatal head-on collision closed State Route 117 outside of Huntsville for several hours.

Dietrich Lyles, 18 of Lima, was traveling South on State Route 117 Monday morning when he lost control on an ice-covered bridge, spun around, and then collided head-on with Kyle Davis, 40 of Bellefontaine.

Davis was taken to Lima Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

Lyles succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

Area law enforcement agencies cared for several accidents, including one on State Route 235 in Lakeview, and one on US Route 68.

Several cars were in the ditch along US 33 close to Valley-Hi.

Road conditions were slicker than expected.