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Canton motorcyclist killed in 2-vehicle crash in Sugar Creek Twp.

DGKN staff report

SUGAR CREEK TWP.  A 57-year-old Canton man died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning and the driver of a minivan and 2-year-old passenger were transported to an area hospital.

At 10:54 a.m. July 22, the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wooster Post was notified of a two-vehicle serious-injury crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Pres’ Vannes’ Drive in Sugar Creek Township, according to a news release from OSHP.

The investigation revealed a green 1995 Dodge Caravan was crossing the median from the U.S. 30 east lanes via the Pres’ Vannes’ Drive access road. A silver 2003 Harley Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider was west on U.S. 30 in the right lane. The Dodge, having a posted yield sign, failed to yield the right-of-way and attempted to cross the west lanes of U.S. 30 when it was struck on the passenger side by the motorcycle, the release states. The Dodge rotated and overturned onto its driver’s side partially off the northwest corner of the intersection. The motorcycle came to rest off the road just west of the Dodge.

The helmeted and properly endorsed male driver of the motorcycle, Gerald A. Siegel, 57, of Canton, was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the release. The 25-year-old Smithville woman driving the van and 2-year-old passenger were transported to an area hospital. The woman was seat-belted at the time of the crash and her passenger was in a child safety seat.

The incident, including whether speed or impairment played a role in the crash, remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Dalton Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, East Wayne Fire and EMS, the Wayne County Coroner’s Office, and Bear’s Towing.

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