ALLISON Alvin Lewis (1937 – 2009)
Nov. 19, 1937
Jan. 29, 2009
West Virginia, USA
WTOV Thursday, January 29, 2009 – updated: 5:19 pm EST January 29, 2009
Weather Was Factor In Fatal Hancock County Crash
Police said weather was a factor in a fatal rollover crash in Hancock County early Thursday. Alvin Allison, 72, of Chester, died in the single-vehicle crash in Newell on state Route 2 around 7:30 a.m. Police said Allison was traveling south and lost control. When the vehicle overturned, he was ejected and pinned beneath it. When asked if weather was a factor, Chief Deputy Todd Murray said, “I’m sure. Roads are snow-covered (and) icy. Absolutely.” Investigators said Allison was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. It was not clear if he may have survived if he was belted, but investigators said it definitely would have helped his chances. The road was closed until around 11 a.m. while crews cleared the scene and accident reconstructionists worked to determine a cause. About a half-inch of ice coated the area where the crash happened. Across the street, employees at D.T.C. Environmental Service rushed to the scene and tried to use a forklift to help the pinned driver. “There was nothing they were able to do,” said Sgt. Chuck Stanley of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. The crash left drivers stuck for hours on Route 2, just north of Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Friday, 30 Jan 2009, pg. 1.
Newell – A Chester man lost his life Thursday morning after his pickup truck skidded off an icy portion of state Route 2 just south of Newell. Alvin L. Allison, 72, was operating a Chevy S-10 south on Route 2 when he hit the ice and lost control of the truck which slid off the east side of the roadway, according to a report by Sgt. Chuck Stanley of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. Stanley said after the truck slid off the roadway, it struck an uphill embankment, spun around and overturned – ejecting Allison in the process. While the ice played a large part in contributing to the accident, Stanley noted, “Mr. Allison was partially ejected from the vehicle due to his lack of not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.” At 7:35 a.m. Thursday, the Hancock County Dispatch Center received several phone calls about the single vehicle accident near the intersection with Congo Road. Deputies, Newell Volunteer Fire Department and Chester-Newell Ambulance Service personnel all responded to the call. Members of the Newell Volunteer Fire Department were the first emergency officials to arrive and met several employees of DTC Company who were attempting to offer some assistance at the scene. The accident occurred near DTC Company headquarters. Allison was the only occupant, and after he was partially ejected, the vehicle came to a rest on the driver’s side. Members of the sheriff’s department started their investigation and accident reconstruction efforts. W.Va. state Route 2 was closed down for about three hours.
East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Friday, 30 Jan 2009, pg. 5-A.
Chester – Alvin Allison, of Linger Drive, Chester, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Thursday. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from noon to 3 and 4-8 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where further arrangements are pending.
East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Saturday, 31 Jan 2009, pg. 5-A.
Chester – Alvin L. Allison, 71 of Linger Drive, Chester, passed away on Thursday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a son of the late Lewis and Cora Mae Allison, and was born on Nov. 19, 1937, in East Liverpool. Alvin loved spending time with his family. He worked as a shipper at Newell Porcelain, was a member of the Chester First Christian Church, and graduated from the former Chester High School. His wife, Polly Lynch Allison preceded him in death along with a son, Robert Allison; a daughter, Melinda Allison; and one brother, Jack Allison. Survivors include a son, Scott Allison and his companion Debbie Bennett of Morgantown, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Sherry Allison of Chester; three sisters, Georgie Milheim, Mary Rawson, and Mae Morgan and her husband Allen all of South Carolina; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Lauren, and Nathan Allison. The Rev. Dennis Arnold of the West Liberty First Christian Church will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where the family will be present to receive friends on Sunday from noon to 3 and 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens in Newell. E-mails of condolence may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributed by George Allison