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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Serious Injury Crash Involving Bicycle UPDATE 

 UPDATE: On Sunday May 26th the child, Tye David Miezejewski, 12 years old of Sullivan, Ohio passed away at Akron Children’s Hospital as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash.  The crash is still currently under investigation and additional criminal charges for James Dwayne Taylor are pending through the Ashland County Prosecutor’s Office.

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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