Northmor bus driver killed in car/pedestrian accident
A Northmor bus driver was killed in a tragic car/pedestrian accident on State Route 309 in Canaan Twp about 4:48 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.
The accident occurred in the 1800 block of SR 309 between CR 28 and TR 64. The Mt. Gilead Post of the State Highway Patrol said in a press release early Tuesday that Joshua Sines, 25, of Galion, was westbound on SR 309 in a 2002 Chevrolet Prism. Marvin McCleary, 59, of Caledonia, was walking across SR 309 from his mailbox to his residence when he was struck by Sines’ vehicle near the centerline of the road.
The Ohio State Patrol, the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Iberia Fire Department and Mt. Gilead Fire Department responded to the scene. Morrow County EMS transported McCleary to Galion Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Sines was uninjured.
Alcohol and/or drug impairment does not appear to be a factor in this accident. The crash remains under investigation by the OSHP.