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Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash on Burkhart Road




Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash on Burkhart Rd. west of Tannerville Rd. in Baughman Township in Wayne County



Baughman Township – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 4:23 p.m. on Burkhart Rd. west of Tannerville Rd. in Baughman Township in Wayne County.


The crash involved a white 2010 Dodge Avenger driven by John C. Woodruff, 71, of Orrville, Ohio.


Initial investigation revealed Mr. Woodruff was traveling eastbound on Burkhart Rd. Mr. Woodruff’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway striking the ditch and overturned several times ejecting the driver.


Mr. Woodruff was transported to Aultman-Orrville Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.


Alcohol may be a factor in this crash. The driver was not belted at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

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