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Creston man killed in Wayne County crash Saturday morning

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Mar 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-27 13:22:12-04

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Creston man died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Wayne Wayne County, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The man was identified as Douglas D. Arnold, 65, by the Wayne County Coroner’s Office, OSHP said.

The crash happened around 8:38 a.m. on State Route 3 near County Road 78 in Wayne Township.

Troopers said Arnold was in a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado heading south on State Route 3 when another driver heading west on County Road 78 in a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the intersection in front of Arnold’s truck. The trucks collided, and the impact caused the 2002 Chevrolet to slide off the road, where it struck a house. The 1997 Chevrolet stopped nearby.

Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Troopers said the driver of the 2002 Chevrolet, a 44-year-old man from Wooster, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. It's unclear if he was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. A front-seat passenger in the same vehicle, a 44-year-old woman, also from Wooster, was flown to a nearby hospital for serious injuries. She was wearing a seat belt when the crash happened.

OSHP said drugs “are suspected to be a contributing factor in this crash.” The matter remains under investigation.

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