Wilmington College freshman dies in single-car accident

By Tom Barr - and News - Journal staff

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington College freshman died in a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, Dec. 15 in Warren County.

According to the the Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at about 3:55 p.m. Friday a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Shelby LeAnn Fein, 18, was heading eastbound on US 22 in Washington Twp. when it went off the right side of the roadway, struck a tree line and overturned. Fein was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

Fein was a Biology/Pre-Medical Studies, according to her Facebook page, who had just completed her first semester at Wilmington College.

She was a graduate of Ballard High School in Louisville, Ky.

According to her obituary on the Evans Funeral Home website, “Her dream was to become a cardiac surgeon. Shelby loved drawing and her family has many of her talented sketches. Being outdoors was her favorite, along with animals of all shapes, sizes and even spiders. Her passion was horses and she could spend hours in the barn, just talking, with her favorite horse, Bandit.”

Assisting at the accident scene were the Washington Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

Fein was not wearing a seatbelt, according to police. “The Patrol would like to remind all motorists that seat belts save lives, stated a press release from the OSHP. “It’s simple — safety belts save lives and reduce injury in crashes. It is the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself, your family and your friends.”


By Tom Barr

and News

Journal staff