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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Wayne County

Canaan Township - The Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash in Wayne County’s Canaan Township. The crash occurred on July 1, 2023 at 3:09 pm at the intersection of State Route 83 at the State Route 604.

Nancy Hastings, age 74, of Marshallville, Ohio was operating a 2016 GMC Terrain SUV eastbound on State Route 604. Mrs. Hastings was wearing a seatbelt at the time of crash.

Scott W. Peto, age 53, of Lodi, Ohio was operating a 2004 Ford F-350 pickup southbound on State Route 83. Mr. Peto was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of crash.

Initial investigation revealed the GMC Terrain was traveling east on State Route 604 and had failed to yield from the stop sign after initially stopping. The GMC pulled into the intersection and was struck on the driver’s side by the Ford F-350. The Ford F-350 was traveling south on State Route 83 at this time.

After initial contact, both vehicles then traveled off the southeast portion of State Route 83 into an open field. Mrs. Hasting was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was extricated from the vehicle by the Wayne County Coroners Office. Mr. Peto was transported from the scene to Wooster Community Hospital by Canaan Township Fire and EMS with unknown juries.

The patrol was assisted on scene by the Wayne County Coroners Office, Canaan Township Fire/EMS, Wayne County Sheriffs Office and TNT Towing. The crash remains under investigation at this time.


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