Troopers Investigating a Two Vehicle Fatal Crash
Chester Township – On Friday January 27th, 2023 at approximately 7:19 p.m. troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wooster Post were dispatched to a report of a severe crash on U.S. 250 east of milepost 2.
The investigation revealed a red 2003 Ford Ranger was westbound on U.S. 250 driven by Shane P. Tincher, 41, Ashland. A 2008 Peterbilt commercial semi was eastbound on U.S. 250 driven by Denver B. Webb, 59, Williamstown, West Virginia.
Troopers determine the Ford Ranger slid left of center into the eastbound lane of U.S. 250 and was struck on the passenger side by the 2008 Peterbilt semi. After impact, the Ford Ranger was pushed off the south side of U.S. 250 and the Peterbilt came to rest in the eastbound lane of U.S. 250.
Tincher, the at-fault driver of the Ford Ranger was seat-belted and was transported to Wooster Hospital for non-life threatening injury. His passenger, Heather R. Legg, 44, Ashland, was killed as a result of the crash. Webb, the driver of the Peterbilt, was not injured in the crash.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Wayne County Coroner’s Office, and New Pittsburg Fire and EMS.