Whitehouse woman arrested after fleeing crash scene


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An arrest was made following a crash near Swanton on Wednesday, March 3.

An arrest was made following a crash near Swanton on Wednesday, March 3.


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A Whitehouse woman was arrested last week after she attempted to flee following a crash south of Swanton.

On Wednesday, at approximately 3:51 p.m., a Kia Rio operated by Katie Heilman, 25, of Whitehouse, was traveling west on Reed Road when it entered the intersection at Fulton Lucas Road into the path of a Chrysler Town & Country operated by Ethel Montion, 63, of Swanton, according to Sergeant Scott A. Gonzales, Toledo Assistant Post Commander for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Montion was traveling north on Fulton Lucas Road at the time.

Montion was treated on scene for minor injuries. A passenger in her vehicle, Thomas Montion, was transported to the hospital by EMS for treatment of minor injuries.

After the crash, Heilman fled the scene on foot, according to Gonzales. She was later located by sheriff’s deputies.

During the course of investigation, authorities determined that Heilman was impaired and she was arrested. She was not injured in the crash.

Heilman was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to wear her seat belt, leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries and failure to yield at a stop sign.

An arrest was made following a crash near Swanton on Wednesday, March 3.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2021/03/web1_2527287831911433889-1.jpgAn arrest was made following a crash near Swanton on Wednesday, March 3. Photo provided

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