Union County Red Cross director killed in crash | The Columbus Disp...

There are 44 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 12, 2010, titled Union County Red Cross director killed in crash | The Columbus Disp.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Lynne Whatley, 53, of Irwin, was driving her Chevrolet Impala northbound on I-71 in Verona, Ky., when she lost control, slid through the median and into the southbound lanes and collided with a semi, according to the Boone County sheriff's office.

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Lazy

Grove City, OH

#1 Aug 12, 2010
"Whatley has been executive director of the Union County Red Cross in Marysville for several years."

This sentence is one of the many examples of the Columbus Dispatch's laziness. Several years? Really? So descriptive. A simple phone call could answer this question correctly. Thank you Dispatch for your half-*** reporting.
Rogio

Marysville, OH

#2 Aug 12, 2010
What a shame. Lynne was a terrific woman. She helped to get me certified as a CPR/First-Aid Instructor a couple years ago. My sympathies to her family.
I TOLD YOU SO

Zanesville, OH

#3 Aug 12, 2010
Too fast for the conditions. Excessive speed, tailgating, risky manuevers. A car is not a toy but is treated as such in the community and the inevitable and 100% predictable result is death, ever time. I TOLD YOU SO!
CCW Carrier

Columbus, OH

#4 Aug 12, 2010
My condolences to her family. A good person helping many people is gone from our society. May she rest in peace.
Jonathan

Atlanta, GA

#6 Aug 12, 2010
I TOLD YOU SO wrote:
Too fast for the conditions. Excessive speed, tailgating, risky manuevers. A car is not a toy but is treated as such in the community and the inevitable and 100% predictable result is death, ever time. I TOLD YOU SO!
Go back downstairs and rot in your moms basement - stop watching CSI Mr. Expert!
nanato1and4

Columbus, OH

#8 Aug 12, 2010
I TOLD YOU SO wrote:
Too fast for the conditions. Excessive speed, tailgating, risky manuevers. A car is not a toy but is treated as such in the community and the inevitable and 100% predictable result is death, ever time. I TOLD YOU SO!
PLEASE were you there to see the accident if not PLEASE reframe from this kind of comment. Two ladies lost their lifes my prayers go out to their families as should yours.
Duderino

Toledo, OH

#12 Aug 12, 2010
Holly, this is a terrible job. Did you ask about seatbelts? This is so important. I don't want to point fingers and blame anybody for their own demise, I genuinely want to know. So often I read about accidents liek this and there is no indication as to whether or not seatbelts were used or if airbags deployed. I'd also ask if excessive speed was a factor.
WFL

Marysville, OH

#13 Aug 12, 2010
To those of you making horrible comments, shame on you! Those were two wonderful women, who are going to be missed greatly. I cannot believe that comments like those are allowed to be made about something so tragic. Do people no longer possess sensitivity, couth, or tact? Your comments are appalling and I hope no other family members or friends read this.
shutter

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 12, 2010
I told you so is a troll... he/she post comments to just get people to respond. Don't feed it, maybe it will go away.

Thoughts and prayers to the family of those lost.
Logan

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 12, 2010
To those commenting on the quality of this report, write a letter to the editor outlining your complaints.
To the fool condemning her driving ability in the conditions, have you been in the car with the driver recently? I have and at no point did I feel that she was an unsafe driver. Accidents do happen.
It is a shame to lose someone who genuinely cared for a community and residents.
Reply

AOL

#17 Aug 12, 2010
Lazy wrote:
"Whatley has been executive director of the Union County Red Cross in Marysville for several years."
This sentence is one of the many examples of the Columbus Dispatch's laziness. Several years? Really? So descriptive. A simple phone call could answer this question correctly. Thank you Dispatch for your half-*** reporting.
You absolutely have no idea how many phone calls might have been made by The Dispatch trying to get that information before putting the story out. Once the identities of the victims are known, no news organization is going to sit on a story to get such minor details. It can/will be included in a future, more detailed story. All your comment does is advertise your half-***** knowledge of journalism.
Metro

Columbus, OH

#18 Aug 12, 2010
Lynn was a good person and will be missed by her family, friends and all the people she helped throughout the years. Our deepest sympathy to her family.
ChuckeryOhio

Marion, OH

#20 Aug 12, 2010
Union County has lost two truly remarkable women. Lynne was amazing in what she did in both her professional life and her personal life. She leaves a legacy of care in her children and grandchildren. Debra was such a kind soul. Her entire family misses her smile and warm personality. Rest in peace ladies! God has gained two angels!
Thinker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#21 Aug 12, 2010
With the mention of her employement, was she traveling on Red Cross business or in a Red Cross vehicle?

Seems like she was a good part of that community.
Duderino

Toledo, OH

#23 Aug 12, 2010
WFL wrote:
To those of you making horrible comments, shame on you! Those were two wonderful women, who are going to be missed greatly. I cannot believe that comments like those are allowed to be made about something so tragic. Do people no longer possess sensitivity, couth, or tact? Your comments are appalling and I hope no other family members or friends read this.
Welcome to the information superhighway.
Vet Tech

Columbus, OH

#24 Aug 12, 2010
Friend wrote:
how do i go about applying for her job?
You are an idiot !

My thoughts and prayers go out to their families.
Jim

Dublin, OH

#25 Aug 12, 2010
Two more tragic deaths. My heart goes out to the families of these poor women.

And another ridiculously-long freeway closure. My heart goes out to the thousands of motorists who sat with boiling blood and aching bladders for SIX HOURS.

There has to be a better way, people.
HJG

Columbus, OH

#26 Aug 12, 2010
How sad. I too am curious about the seat belts - only because my sister drives an Impala and recently hydroplaned. Her seatbelt did not engage, so she was not held back. Thankfully, there was not traffic when she crossed the median. I wonder if something similar happened. I might have missed this - but did it say how fast the car and semi were travelling? I am sorry to hear of the loss of two people who actively gave back to the community.

Since: Aug 09

Lorain, OH

#27 Aug 12, 2010
Jim wrote:
Two more tragic deaths. My heart goes out to the families of these poor women.
And another ridiculously-long freeway closure. My heart goes out to the thousands of motorists who sat with boiling blood and aching bladders for SIX HOURS.
There has to be a better way, people.
What, like jet packs so we can just fly around the mess? lol Or maybe people can ask Scottie to beam them up!

Prayers to the family and all others involved.
Thinker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#29 Aug 12, 2010
HJG wrote:
How sad. I too am curious about the seat belts - only because my sister drives an Impala and recently hydroplaned. Her seatbelt did not engage, so she was not held back. Thankfully, there was not traffic when she crossed the median. I wonder if something similar happened. I might have missed this - but did it say how fast the car and semi were travelling? I am sorry to hear of the loss of two people who actively gave back to the community.
Many domestic seat belt tensions activate (or at least used to) based on a swinging pendulum design. If she did not come to an abrupt stop, it would not have engaged. Hydroplanning itself isn't enough.

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