Local student dies after accident
Mount Vernon Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating an accident last night that took the life of a Mount Vernon High School senior.
17-year-old Chelsie Alaimo of Mount Vernon was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of Mansfield Road and Belmont Avenue last night. Social media updates from family and friends indicate that Chelsie was transported to Knox Community Hospital, where she died from her injuries. Police remained at the scene until late last night.
Mount Vernon High School and Middle School staff and counselors will be available for students today. Chelsie Alaimo was a member of the high school marching band and was part of the cast of The Secret Garden musical this past weekend.
Our condolences and prayers are with her family.
Funeral services will be held at Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene on Coshocton Ave. in Mount Vernon. Details of the date and time will be shared soon.
This afternoon/evening from 4 to 7 PM, at First Church of the Nazarene (807 Coshocton Ave.), the Sanctuary will be open for friends and family who just need a quiet place to reflect. Staff members of the Youth Ministry Team will be available to pray with anyone who just needs someone to “share their burden.” This will be a very quiet, no-pressure event – they just want to love on friends and family members during this difficult time. Join us this evening – pray, think, cry, support one another, ask questions. Just know that they are here for you!
A fund has been established to help cover the expenses of the funeral.
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Latest update from the Mt. Gilead Ohio State Patrol Post.
Knox County- Mount Vernon – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash. The crash occurred at approximately 7:20 pm on Sunday November 8, in the city of Mt. Vernon, Knox County on Mansfield Ave. near Belmont Ave.
Curtis W. Hull, age 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio was operating a Silver 2005 Chevrolet trailblazer southbound on Mansfield Ave. Chelsea R. Alaimo age 17 of Mt. Vernon, Ohio was crossing Mansfiled Ave. on foot. Mr. Hill struck Miss Alaimo as she was crossing the street.
Miss Alaimo was transported to The Knox County Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Mount Gilead Patrol Post.