Stretch of I-75 in Miami County to be dedicated to OSHP inspector killed in line of duty

MIAMI COUNTY — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will officially dedicate a stretch of Interstate 75 in Miami County today to a motor carrier enforcement inspector killed in the line of duty.

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The memorial marker will be displayed in memory of Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspector Kimra J. Skelton, according to the OSHP.

It will be displayed in both the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 between State Routes 41 and 36 in Miami County.

Ohio House Bill 578 went into effect on April 6 making the dedication possible.

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Skelton was parked in a crossover on I-75 just north of State Route 41 around 6:45 a.m. Nov. 27, 2019, when a Ford F-250 driven by a Kettering man struck her vehicle. Skelton, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The crash report stated that Christopher Coorough, 44, of Kettering, tested positive for having amphetamine drugs in his system during the time of the crash on I-75 in Troy, but it was not clear if the drugs were prescribed medication or illegal.

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Skelton joined the OSHP in October 2005 as a traveling dispatcher assigned to the Piqua District Headquarters.

She was transferred to the Piqua Driver License Examination Station as a driver’s license examiner and was promoted to motor vehicle inspector in 2016.

Skelton got promoted to motor carrier enforcement inspector in 2017.

She is survived by her husband and two children.

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The dedication will take place this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua district headquarters at the 400 block of U.S. 36.

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