Car crashes into Groveport Cemetery

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Around 4:30 a.m. on March 5, Groveport Police officials said a driver crashed his 2010 Honda Civic into the Groveport Cemetery breaking several 19th century and early 20th century tombstones and mangling the cemetery’s wrought iron fence. According to the Groveport Police, the car was heading eastbound on Wirt Road when the driver allegedly swerved to miss a deer that had ran out into the road. Groveport Police Chief Casey Adams said the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the cemetery. The driver was injured and taken to Mt. Carmel Hospital. Adams said the driver was cited with failure to control. Broken tombstones and the mangled wrought iron fence were twisted together in the wreckage and shards of tombstones could be found several yards away from the crash site. Groveport City Councilman and Cemetery Committee member Shawn Cleary said, “It’s a sad day. We will hold the driver responsible for the damage and necessary historical repairs to the Groveport Cemetery.”

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