A Hair Raising Experience

A Toyota Avalon crashed into the doorway of Legal Hair and Day Spa at 2311 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, Nelle Markwell, 81, of 205 Lovers Lane told first responders the vehicle accelerated on its own, according to Steubenville Police Patrolman Bob Shoemaker. A witness told police the driver was pulling into the handicapped parking space when the vehicle accelerated and jumped the curb. When the witness checked on the driver, the engine was revving but the driver was not stepping on the accelerator, police reported. Markwell was taken to Trinity Medical Center West, where she was treated and released. — Shae Dalrymple