BAUGHMAN TWP. A 26-year-old Orrville man was killed and four others were injured in a three-vehicle crash Saturday, Sept. 17 on State Route 57 north of the city of Orrville.
At about 10:30 p.m., troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Wooster Post were dispatched to a report of a severe crash near Milepost 7, just north of Fulton Road, according to an OSHP news release.
The investigation revealed a gray 2007 Toyota Camry was southbound on SR 57 driven by Tyler Robert Lewis, 26, of Orrville. A gray 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup was northbound driven by Sylvia Harrold, 19, of Apple Creek. A gray 2016 Kia Forte sedan was southbound behind the Toyota, driven by Jackson Malicki, 38, of Orrville. Troopers determined the southbound Toyota traveled left of center, struck the Dodge head-on in the northbound lane, rotated
back into the southbound lane, and was struck head-on by the Kia. After impact with the Toyota, the Dodge overturned, traveled off the east side of the road and struck a traffic sign. The Kia and the Toyota came to rest in the road.
Lewis, the at-fault driver of the Toyota was not seat-belted, was ejected from his vehicle, and was killed in the crash, the news release states. Harrold, the seat-belted driver of the Dodge, was transported to Aultman Orrville Hospital for severe injuries. Makayla Wickens, 19, of Apple Creek, was the seat-belted right front passenger of the Dodge and was transported to Aultman Orrville Hospital for minor injuries. Malicki, the seat-belted driver of the Kia was transported to Aultman Orrville Hospital for minor injuries along with his juvenile passenger.
The events that led to the crash, including whether Lewis was impaired by drugs or alcohol prior to the crash, remain under investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Orrville Fire and EMS, and the Wayne County Coroner’s Office.