Springfield woman dies in crash


A 20-year-old Springfield woman was killed Monday when she apparently lost control of her car on Zimmerman Road and hit a guardrail.

Mirada Biniarz was pronounced dead at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana. She was driving a 1999 Hyundai southbound toward U.S. 36 about 4:30 p.m. Monday when she lost control, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

Her fiance, 22-year-old Bryan Hall, and their two children — a 3-month-old boy and 3-year-old girl — were also in the vehicle. The three of them were treated for minor injuries at the scene of the crash.

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash, which was one of dozens of crashes reported Monday afternoon and evening as roads became snow-covered and slick.

Hall’s uncle, Robert Leath, said Biniarz suffered internal injuries that led to her death.

He said she and Hall lived together in Springfield. According to Biniarz’s Facebook profile, she was a 2010 Springfield High School graduate and worked at Taco Bell.

About an hour after the crash on Zimmerman Road, another weather-related crash in German Twp. injured two children and an adult driver. Their names weren’t available Tuesday.

The three were in a Chevrolet Cruze that failed to stop on Baker Road and struck a van on St. Paris Pike, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Cruze driver reported that he was unable to stop because of the snow.

The van’s driver was not injured and the conditions of the three individuals were not available Tuesday.


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