City: Cardington, Ohio
County: Morrow, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 16, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2000 Harley Davidson / 2002 Hyundai Accent / 2010 Chrysler town & Country.
A three-vehicle crash that occurred in Cardington, Morrow, Ohio, on May 16, 2013, resulted in fatal injuries for a 24 year old man and injuries for two others. Reports from the police are that the crash occurred at approximately 3:58 pm and involved a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle whose driver was allegedly fleeing from the police. The motorcycle and a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan were headed east on Township Route 124. The driver of the motorcycle is alleged to have passed the minivan on the upgrade of a hill and struck a 2002 Hyundai Accent compact car that was traveling in the opposite direction, head on. The man, 24 year old Jeffrey Shrader of Marengo, Ohio, was ejected off the motorcycle and landed on the roadway. He was struck by the minivan that was being driven by 54 year old Debra S. Newsome of Cardington, Ohio and pushed off the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body transported by Medflight to Grant Medical. The third vehicle that was involved in the crash, the Hyundai, was being driven by 60 year old Vanessa Jones who was transported by Morrow County EMS to Morrow County Hospital. An occupant of the Hyundai Ronnie Jones 42, was also injured and treated at the scene.
Head-on collisions which occurred in Ohio in 2010 amounted to 123 which resulted in fatalities. Cardington, Morrow, Ohio, had a population of 2,790 with 1 fatal crash, of 18 and 4 injury crashes which resulted in 7 injuries. There were 4,552 Motorcycles involved in crashes in 2010. There were 1,219 accidents in 2010 in which drivers were operating the vehicles in an erratic manner which resulted in injuries. Accidents which were as a result of other improper actions were 527 which caused injuries.