5 Vehicles Involved In Fatal Crash In Ashland County On US 42


Troopers Investigating a 5 Vehicle Fatal Crash on US 42

Jackson Township – Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on US 42 at the intersection of State Route 89 in Ashland County. The crash occurred on Wednesday June 22nd at approximately 6:49 PM and involved 5 vehicles.

A 2013 Honda CR-V was southbound on SR 89 when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of US 42. A 2015 Chevrolet Trax was north-eastbound on US 42 when it was struck by the Honda CR-V. Meanwhile, a 1987 Honda CMX250C motorcycle , a 2007 Honda CMX250C/Rebel motorcycle, and a 2008 Suzuki SX4 were all stopped at the stop sign on SR 89 facing northbound at the intersection of US 42. After the collision, both the Honda CR-V and the Chevy Trax struck the Honda motorcycles and the Suzuki SX4.

The driver of the 2013 Honda CR-V, Christine R. Smith age 70 of Wellington, Ohio sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center. The driver of the 2015 Chevy Trax, Kimberly D. Willis age 44 of Ashland, Ohio sustained serious injuries and was taken to UH Samaritan Medical Center. The driver of the 1987 Honda motorcycle, Roger D. Williamson age 49 of West Salem, Ohio sustained minor injuries and was taken to UH Samaritan Medical Center. The driver of the 2007 Honda motorcycle, Andrew D. Williamson age 23 of West Salem, Ohio sustained minor injuries and was taken to UH Samaritan Medical Center. The driver of the 2008 Suzuki SX4, Kathern I. Bray age 40 of Jeromesville, Ohio sustained minor injuries and was taken to UH Samaritan Medical Center.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the crash scene by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Nankin/Orange Township Fire & EMS, Polk Township Fire & EMS, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Alcohol and drugs are not considered to be factors and the crash is still currently under investigation.

Yellow police tape at night with blurred blue and red lights from police cars and emergency vehicles.

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