Franklin County, OH – Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputy Angela “Angie” Kane was killed in a six-vehicle crash as she was driving to work on Sept. 25.
The fatal collision occurred on U.S. Route 33 near Bowen Road just before 1:30 p.m., The Columbus Dispatch reported.
Ray Parks, 51, was driving a 1993 Ford dump truck eastbound when the left front tire of the vehicle blew out, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).
Parks lost control of the truck and crossed over the median into oncoming traffic, striking five vehicles, the OSHP said.
The truck then returned to the eastbound lanes before veering off of the right-hand side of the roadway, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
One of the vehicles the dump truck collided with was a 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup being driven by 51-year-old Deputy Kane.
Two other drivers, 38-year-old Brad Cope and 40-year-old Elizabeth Watkins, were rushed to Mount Carmel East Hospital with serious injuries.
The OSHP’s investigation into the fatal collision is ongoing, and no charges have been filed, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
“It’s a tragic loss,” Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin told reporters during a short press conference later that night. “She’s just one of those people everybody liked.”
Deputy Kane, a 10-year veteran of the FCSO, was on her way to work at Franklin County’s main jail facility when the six-vehicle pileup occurred, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
Sheriff Baldwin described her as a “terrific deputy” and “fantastic person” who was “well-liked and well-loved by everybody in the sheriff’s office,” according to WCMH.
Deputy Kane trained many of the jail’s deputy and civilian staff members, the sheriff noted.
She resided in the Logan area with her parents, who she helped to care for, he said.
Our condolences go out to Deputy Angela Kane’s family, blood and blue. 💙🖤Gone too soon. Rest in Peace Angela. pic.twitter.com/dn1kX2PutI
— OWLEN (@OWLEN_Org) September 26, 2020
Sheriff Dallas Baldwin honoring the memory of Deputy Angela Kane who lost her life in a vehicle crash on her way to work Friday. Kane spent the last decade serving the Sheriff’s Office and was a devoted daughter and mother. Please keep her loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/YeCJOzCgN1
— Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (@OHFCSO) September 25, 2020
It is with very heavy hearts that we report to you that Deputy Angela Kane of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office (Ohio) was killed in an automobile accident on her way into work this afternoon. She is survived by her two sons. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. pic.twitter.com/cK9tlAZ7lV
— ALPHA PRO (@DTMsport) September 26, 2020
#BREAKING: @OHFCSO has confirmed the person killed in the multiple car crash on US 33 in Canal Winchester this afternoon was a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy.
This video shows law enforcement lining up to escort the deputy’s body to the morgue. pic.twitter.com/jGxqQLBzKa
— Kalea Gunderson (@KaleaGunderson) September 25, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Angela “Angie” Kane, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.