96-year-old woman dies in car crash

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -- A 96-year-old woman has died following a car wreck on Reading Road.

The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. on July 16 in the 4000 block of Reading Road.

Police say Blanche Rotterman, 96, of Westwood, pulled her Oldsmobile Cutlass in to traffic and was broadsided by a GMC Enjoy driven by John Bankston, 51, who was traveling south on Reading Road.

Rotterman was transported to University Hospital and later died of her injuries. Police say she was wearing a seat belt.

Bankston was also wearing a seat belt and not injured in the crash.

Police say excessive speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash, and they continue to investigate. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Traffic Unit at 513-352-2514.