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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Norwalk Post Investigating Fatal Crash on State Route 547




Lyme Township – The Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on January 14, 2023 at 4:57 PM. The crash occurred on State Route 547 at Section Line 30 in Lyme Township, Huron County.


Lacey Gerich, age 28, of Norwalk, was driving a blue 2016 Hyundai Tucson southbound on Section Line 30. Charlotte Jagel, age 1, of Norwalk was the right rear passenger. Thomas Eaton, age 44, of Bellevue, was driving a white 2023 Peterbilt 567 northeast on State Route 547. Ms. Gerich failed to yield from a stop sign and pulled into the path of Mr. Eaton. Mr. Eaton struck Ms. Gerich on the passenger side. Both vehicles came to rest off the southeast corner of the intersection.


Lacey Gerich was not wearing a safety belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by North Central EMS. Charlotte Jagel was in a child seat and was transported by North Central EMS to Fisher Titus Hospital for minor injuries.


Ms. Gerich’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Wilcox Towing. Thomas Eaton was wearing a safety belt and sustained no injuries.


Mr. Eaton’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Wilcox Towing.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Bellevue Fire Department, North Central EMS and Wilcox Towing.

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