Car flips over in Lawrence Co. resulting in 1 death, 3 hospitalized

One of the front passengers was not wearing a seat belt and pronounced dead at the scene

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (WYTV) – A crash in Lawrence County over the weekend has left one person dead and three others in the hospital.

The fatal crash occurred Sunday at 1 p.m. on State Route 208 in Washington Township, east of Shaw Road.

A car was traveling west on SR 208 when it drove off the roadway and struck an embankment, causing it to become airborne and land on its roof in a yard, according to the police report.

The driver, 37-year-old Charity Jackson, and one of the rear passengers, 36-year-old Austin Elmore, were partially thrown from the car, the report states. The other rear passenger, 5-year-old Joshua Jackson, and the front passenger, 33-year-old Cleophus Jackson, were stuck in the car and had to be pulled out of the vehicle by firefighters.

The report says Cleophus Jackson was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Charity Jackson was improperly wearing her seat belt and sustained severe injuries. Elmore was not wearing a seat belt and sustained moderate injuries. Joshua Jackson was properly secured in a booster seat and sustained minor injuries.

All three were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown — Elmore via medical helicopter and the other two via ambulance.

The entire vehicle has severe damage, and the accident is under investigation.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to show New Castle’s fire department did not respond to the accident. Fire departments from New Wilmington, Volant and Springfield Township fire departments responded. WYTV regrets the error.