UPDATE - 08.07.14 - 8:30 a.m - Emergency crews responded to the scene of a two vehicle fatal accident at State Route 309 and Ohio 100 Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:02 p.m. near the Marion/Morrow County line.
The Marion Post of the Highway Patrol reports the crash involved a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by George T. Fletch, 86, of Mansfield and a 1999 Freightliner FL80 dump truck driven by Larry J. Steinhilber, 65, of Galion.
The Chevrolet was southbound on SR 100 approaching SR 309 and failed to stop at the stop sign. It was struck by the Freightliner, which was eastbound on SR 309. The truck pushed both vehicles off the right side of the roadway.
Mr. Fetch was taken to Galion Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Mr. Steinhilber was not injured. The patrol reports Mr. Fetch was not wearing a seatbelt; Mr. Steinhilber was wearing a seatbelt.
The State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, First Consolidate Fire, Iberia Volunteer Fire Dept., and Morrow County EMS.
Emergency crews responded to the scene of a two vehicle fatal accident at State Route 309 and Ohio 100 Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:02 p.m. near the Marion/Morrow County line.
According to First Consolidated Fire Chief Clint Canterbury, an 86 year old male was traveling south bound in a Chevy Malibu on Ohio 100, ran a stop sign, and was struck by a dump truck traveling east bound on State Route 309.
The dump truck dragged the vehicle across State Route 309 where it came to rest on Morrow County Road 9.
“The driver of the Malibu was in a trauma cardiac arrest and CPR was administered as he was being transported from the scene,” said Canterbury.
Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Lance Shearer said the driver was transported to Galion hospital but died enroute. He has not yet been identified.
Shearer said the driver was not wearing his seat belt. He was the only one in the vehicle.
The driver of the dump truck, owned by Iberia Earthworm Construction, was uninjured.
The accident is under investigation by the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Crews from Morrow County EMS, Mount Gilead Fire Department, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, First Consolidated Fire Department and multiple units from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
Photos by Donna Carver.