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Fuss-Cheatam's mother killed in car accident

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by ohiobuck94, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    Prayers go out to you and your family. :(

    Beaver Falls woman killed in Harmar crash
    Mother of standout Ohio State University basketball player
    Thursday, November 04, 2004

    By Joe Fahy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A Beaver Falls woman was killed and her husband was injured yesterday in a two-vehicle accident in Harmar.

    Chris Fuss-Cheatham, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Allegheny County coroner's office said. An autopsy was scheduled for today.

    Authorities said her 50-year-old husband, Jeff Cheatham, was ejected through a back window of the Pontiac Grand Am he was driving. His wife was a passenger.

    He was taken by helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was in stable condition, said STAT MedEvac spokesman John Chamberlain.

    Cheatham and his wife are the parents of Brandon Fuss-Cheatham, a former Blackhawk High School basketball standout and a guard for the Ohio State University basketball team.

    Neither of the victims was wearing a seat belt, said Harmar Patrolman William Steenburgh.

    He said the Pontiac, heading north on Freeport Road, was attempting to make a left turn when it collided with a sport utility vehicle.

    The driver of that vehicle, a 21-year-old woman from Pittsburgh, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, he said.

    Blackhawk basketball Coach John Miller said he was "devastated" by the news, noting that the couple are his close friends.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Terrible news...prayers to the family
  3. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    Horrible to hear. My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved!
  4. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    Very, very sad.
    Prayers to him, and his family.
  5. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    that's just horrible. It always amazes that even in this day people don't wear seat belts.
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    We're thinking of you Brandon.

    Man, that's terrible.:sad2:
  7. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Wow... Just terrible.

    And in a one time BP event.

    I'll agree with Tibor. (Okay.. maybe the second time)

    Wear your seatbelts.

    Three People in this accident. One dead, One in the hospital, and one uninjured.
  8. gold_pants

    gold_pants Sophmore

    Terrible news. My prayers go to the family...
  9. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    unbelievable news.....prayers to the entire family from us.... :sad:

    please dont take this the wrong way...but my brother is alive today only because he wasnt wearing his seatbelt...
  10. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    Tradgic news for the Fuss-Cheatham family, as everyone else, my thoughts and prayers go out to them and those close to the family.
  11. crazybuckeye

    crazybuckeye Sophmore

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Brandon,his father, and all their loved ones.
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    this is terrible, my heart goes out to him and his family.
  13. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Wow, truly sad :sad: Another tragic example of what can happen when you dont wear your seatbelt.
  14. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    The SUV was going 40-50 mph. Seatbelt or no, it would probably have been fatal - the passenger side was struck nearly flush.

    Chris was a really cool lady. I can't even imagine how Brandon's feeling right now.
  15. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Regardless, of where the SUV hit, I'm sure the seatbelt saved the young girl's life. Just one year ago I was rammed into a concrete wall at 70 mph, the police officer told me I would have gone through the windsheild and been part of the wall if I had not worn my seatbelt. The Derrick Thomas story always comes to memory when discussing seatbelts. A terrible story and my prayers go out to his family.

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