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89-year-old woman killed in Wayne County crash

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 18:44:11-05

WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred in Wayne County Friday afternoon.

Around 2:43 p.m., a 2017 Ford Fusion failed to stop at a posted stop sign at an intersection in Canaan Township, according to troopers.

The Ford pulled into the patch of a 2006 Trailblazer, which then struck the front of the Ford, causing it to spin and come to rest in a nearby yard. The Trailblazer then traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, troopers said.

The driver of the Ford, later identified as 89-year-old Elizabeth Gasser, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers.

The 18-year-old driver of the Trailblazer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, troopers said.

OSHP is currently investigating the crash.

This is the first fatal crash in Wayne County in 2020.