City: Berne, Ohio
County: Fairfield, Ohio
Date of Accident: April 17, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2002 Toyota CST
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at approximately 3:30 am, an accident occurred on County Route 51 in Berne, Fairfield, Ohio, in which a 25 year old man of Lancaster, Ohio, Shane K. Mehic lost his life. Reports from the ODPS are that the man was driving a 2002 Toyota CST midsize car, north on County Route 51. He allegedly lost control of the car which went off the right side of the roadway where it went into a wooded area, struck an embankment, a stream and some trees. He was transported by the Coroner’s Office to Fairfield Medical. Midwest towed the car.
In 2011, Berne, Ohio, had a population of 4,969; they suffered 37 injury crashes, which resulted in 61 injuries. Trees that were involved in accidents amounted to 2,731 in 2011. Those accidents in which there were no controls were 13,475 which resulted in injuries. In Ohio in 2010, accidents, which occurred and were not a collision of two vehicles in transport amounted to 23,253, which caused injuries. Crashes that occurred when it was dark not lighted were 479. The drivers who crashed because they made improper lane changes were 3,930 that resulted in injuries.