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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Serious Injury Crash Involving Bicycle

Sullivan Township – On Friday, May 24, 2024, at approximately 3:39 PM, a black 2009 Chevrolet Silverado was southbound on County Road 681, approaching Township Road 350.  While traveling southbound, the Silverado struck a child who was riding his bicycle southbound in the roadway.


The driver of the Silverado, James Dwayne Taylor, 55 years old of Ashland, Ohio, was not injured as a result of the crash and remained on scene.  The child, whose name is not being released at this time, received life-threatening injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, OH.


Mr. Taylor was arrested at the scene for Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Additional charges are pending.


Assisting at the scene were:  The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Sullivan and Polk Fire and EMS, and Aber’s Towing.


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