Fayette Co. man dies following accident

By Ryan Carter - rcarter@recordherald.com

A 71-year-old Fayette County man recently died after being involved in a Oct. 4 two-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 22 just outside of Washington C.H.

Lawrence E. Capehart, of 94 Jamison Road, Suite 10, was unconscious from the time of the accident until the time he died at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, according to a friend who attended his funeral service.

Just after 11 a.m. Oct. 4, a 2007 red Ford Focus was at the stop sign at Jamison Road when it reportedly pulled into the intersection in front of a 1997 red Ford truck that was heading eastbound on U.S. 22. The two vehicles crashed into each other, sending the vehicles off the opposite sides of the road.

Rescue personnel from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded and worked to get the driver of the Ford Focus, Capehart, out of his vehicle. Fayette County Life Squad transported Capehart from the scene, and he was later taken to Grant for treatment.

He was the sole occupant of the Ford Focus.

During the accident, the Ford truck, carrying a cab behind it, careened off the side of the road into a light pole, which fell over at the time of impact.

The driver of the truck, Raymond E. Workman, Jr., 38, of 490 Staunton Jasper Road, refused treatment at the scene. The passenger in the truck, Michelle L. Workman, 37, also of 490 Staunton Jasper Road, was taken by Fayette County Life Squad to Fayette County Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.


By Ryan Carter


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