CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP – Am 18-year-old Navarre man died in the hospital after he was severely injured in a crash involving a commercial Ryder truck and his pick-up truck Wednesday morning.
Ohio Highway Patrol troopers responded 6:29 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a serious injury traffic crash involving a commercial Ryder truck and a pick-up truck on State Route 21 at the intersection of Clinton Road, according to a news release.
The troopers’ investigation revealed the white 2019 International MV607 Ryder truck traveled from west to east on Clinton Road as it approached State Route 21. The Ryder truck failed to stop at the posted stop sign, crossed over the southbound lanes, through the paved median and then collided with a northbound pick-up truck. The pick-up, a green 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was struck on the left side, pushed off the road and into the grass on the northeast corner of the intersection.
The operator of the Silverado, Logan Dickerson, 18, Navarre was seat-belted but severely injured in the crash. After he was freed from the vehicle by Chippewa Township first responders he was transported from the scene by Chippewa EMS to Akron General Hospital. He later died the same day from the injuries he sustained in the crash.
The operator of the Ryder truck, David Bosak, 58, Cleveland, was seat-belted and he was not injured. A 31 year old South Euclid man was a passenger in the Ryder truck and he was also seat-belted and uninjured in the crash.
Traffic was maintained on State Route 21 throughout the incident. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Chippewa Township EMS and Fire Departments, the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Reed’s Towing and Wadsworth Towing. The Patrol’s Crash Reconstruction and Commercial Inspections Units were also on scene.
The events that led up to the crash, Wayne County’s 15th fatality-related incident, remain under investigation but driver impairment is not a factor in the crash.