I-71 accident victims from Wilmington ‘two lovely ladies’

Wilmington mother, daughter died Saturday

By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com




MONTGOMERY — Those who knew Sandra Tell and Sabrina Miller remember the victims of a fatal accident as both kind and generous.

Tell and Miller died Saturday morning when a pickup truck fell from an overpass and landed on their car on Interstate 71 near Cincinnati.

According to police, Tell, 67, was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima on I-71 with passenger Miller, 41, her daughter, just before 8 a.m. when Samantha C. Davis, 25, of Norwood, lost control of her 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck on a ramp at I-275 and I-71. The truck hit a wall, ejected Davis and landed on the car driven by Tell.

Tell and Miller were pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis, who was ejected from the pickup truck, had non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are awaiting drug and alcohol tests on Davis. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Michael Tell, Sandra Tell’s husband, told WLWT that “the good Lord took her for a purpose and also took her daughter for a purpose.”

“According to what police have told me, my wife and Sabrina – they never felt any pain,” Michael Tell also told WLWT. “They never knew what was coming.”

“I know she (Sabrina Miller) loved God,” Jonda McCarren told the News Journal. “She was a loving person, great with kids.”

On Facebook, people remembered Sandra Tell and Sabrina Miller as kind and generous.

Kimberly Brumbaugh Webber wrote, “They were wonderful and caring ladies. My heart is broken.”

“Beautiful inside and out,” posted Brittany Paige.

“Two lovely ladies,” wrote Ryan Powell.

“Sabrina was the sweetest, kindest soul ever,” wrote Michele Beall Adams. “She was a hard-working, single parent who loved children! She will be missed immensely!”

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Wilmington mother, daughter died Saturday

By Nathan Kraatz