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Ohio State Highway Patrol: Wayne County crash kills 1, injures 4

The accident happened on Saturday, Sept. 17, at around 10:30 p.m., near Orrville.
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ORRVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is investigating a Wayne County crash that left one dead and four injured. 

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According to OSHP, the crash happened on Saturday, Sept. 17, at around 10:30 p.m. on State Route 57, just north of Orrville. 

Initial investigations reveal that 26-year-old Tyler Robert Lewis was driving a Toyota Camry that went left of center, and struck a Dodge Ram 2500 head-on.

Lewis then rotated back into the southbound lane and was struck head-on by a Kia Forte sedan. 

Lewis, the at-fault driver, according to OSHP, was ejected from his vehicle and was killed in the crash. Law enforcement officials confirmed Lewis was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. 

The Dodge truck overturned and went off the road, striking a traffic sign. 

The driver of the Dodge truck was transported to Aultman Orrville Hospital after suffering severe injuries. The passenger in the truck was transported for minor injuries as well. The Kia driver and a juvenile passenger were transported to Aultman Orrville Hospital as well for minor injuries. 

At the scene, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Orrville Fire and EMS, as well as the Wayne County Coroner's Office assisted OSHP. 

At this time, it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash. Stick with 3News as we learn more details surrounding this incident. 


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