For Immediate Release:
May 26, 2020
Powell Introduces Legislation Honoring MCEI Kimra Skelton
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) today introduced House Bill 677, legislation that designates a portion of I-75 in Miami County as the “Ohio State Highway Patrol MCEI Kimra Skelton Memorial Highway.”
On November 27, 2019, Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspector (MCEI) Kimra J. Skelton was working on duty during a traffic crash in Troy. She was parked in a crossover where she was struck and killed by a vehicle.
“This legislation seeks to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of MCEI Skelton,” said Powell. “Designating a road in her honor will ensure her legacy continues to live on in our community.”
MCEI Skelton joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol in 2005 as a traveling dispatcher assigned to the Piqua District Headquarters. In 2011, she transferred to the Piqua Driver License Examination Station as a driver license examiner 1. In 2016, she was promoted to a motor vehicle inspector and transferred to the Piqua District Commercial Enforcement Unit. In 2017, she was promoted to a motor carrier enforcement inspector.
Skelton is survived by her husband and two children.
H.B. 677 will soon be referred to the House Rules and Reference Committee for assignment to a standing House committee for hearings.
State Representative Jena Powell is currently serving her first term as a state representative. She represents the 80th Ohio House District, which encompasses Miami County and a portion of Darke County.
For more information, contact Rep Powell’s office at 614-466-8114 or Rep80@ohiohouse.gov.