DGKN staff report
CANAAN TWP. Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 3:59 p.m. March 7 on State Route 83 north of Britton Road in Canaan Township in Wayne County.
The crash involved a white 2015 Freightliner Cascadia tractor trailer driven by Jacob W. Taylor, 41, of Litchfield, Ohio and a gray 2011 Audi A4 driven by Harry D. Hall, 66, of Medina, Ohio, according to a news release from the state patrol.
Initial investigation revealed Taylor was southbound on State Route 83. Hall was traveling northbound on State Route 83 and the Audi traveled left of center striking the semitrailer head on. After impact both vehicles traveled off the west side of the roadway. Hall was pronounced deceased at the scene. Taylor was transported by Canaan Township Fire Department to Lodi Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol License and Commercial Standards Unit, Wayne County Coroner’s Office, and the Ohio Department of Transportation assisted on scene.
Alcohol does not seem to be a factor in this crash. Both drivers were belted. The crash remains under investigation.