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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Troopers Investigating Serious Injury Crash on US 30

Mohican Township – Troopers from the Ashland Highway Patrol Post are investigating a serious injury crash which occurred on US 30 eastbound at the intersection of County Road 2175 in Ashland County, Ohio.

On Monday, July 31, 2023 at approximately 0827 hours, a 2022 Kia Forte driven by Dennis M. Marks, 80 years old, from Perrysville, Ohio was eastbound on US 30. A 2006 Honda Civic driven by a 16 year old juvenile was southbound on County Road 2175 and failed to yield at the yield sign at the intersection of US 30. The Honda Civic pulled out into the path of the Kia Forte and both vehicles collided. After the collision, the Kia Forte went off of the south side of the roadway and came to a final rest on its left side. The Honda Civic came to a final rest in the roadway.

Both the driver of the Kia Forte and his passenger, Carl Dowdy, 70 years old, of Mansfield, Ohio, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and were taken by ambulance to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital. The driver of the Honda Civic was taken to Ashland Samaritan Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. All three individuals involved in the crash were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The US 30 eastbound lanes were closed for approximately 1 hour.

Other agencies assisting at the crash scene were: Jeromesville Fire & EMS, Hayesville Fire & EMS, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office.

Drugs and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

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