Sixteen-Year-Old Killed in Wayne County Crash
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – On Friday, March 31, 2023 at approximately 5:00p.m. the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a severe injury traffic crash on Evans Road (Township Road 203) near the intersection of Nonpariel Road (Township Road 202) in Franklin Township of Wayne County.
The on-scene investigation revealed that a white 2004 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling eastbound on Evans Road. The Chevrolet Silverado traveled left of center and off the north side of the roadway, striking a mailbox. After the initial impact, the Chevrolet Silverado re-entered the roadway and traveled off the south side of the roadway, striking a ditch, fence, and tree.
The driver of the white Chevrolet, a sixteen-year-old juvenile, was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained from the crash. The investigation revealed that both the front and side airbags had deployed in the Chevrolet. The sixteen-year-old juvenile driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of impact.
Agencies assisting at the crash scene were: Fredericksburg Fire/EMS, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wayne County Coroner’s Office. Wooster Towing removed the vehicle from the scene.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor at the time of reporting and the crash remains under investigation.