Fatal Crash on State Route 13 at Orchard Park Road
Richland County, Washington Township – The Mansfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash. The fatal crash occurred on December 21, 2022, approximately 10:20 AM on State Route 13 at Orchard Park Road.
Wayde Looker, age 64, of Fredericktown, was driving a 2016 Dodge Ram pick-up, pulling a 2020 MAXXD gooseneck trailer south on SR 13. Mr. Looker had a passenger, Perry Hurshberger, age 34, of Fredericktown.
Bryan Flynn, age 30, of Bellville, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic traveling behind the 2016 Dodge Ram and MAXXD trailer when Mr. Looker slowed and attempted to turn west onto Orchard Park Road. Mr. Flynn failed to stop and struck the rear of the MAXXD trailer.
Mr. Flynn was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Looker nor Mr. Hurshberger were injured in the crash.
The Mansfield Post was assisted by Washington Township Fire, Richland County Coroner’s Office, Richland County Sheriff Department and Shelly Smith Towing.
The crash remains under further investigation.