2 Killed, 1 Injured in Wayne, Ohio, as Pickup Strikes Car Head on

City: East Union, Ohio
County: Wayne, Ohio
Date of Accident: October 6, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor vehicle Accident – 1998 Ford F150 / 1999 Chrysler 300

A head on collision caused the death of 2 men and injuries to another in East Union, Wayne, Ohio, on October 6, 2013 at approximately 1:55 pm. Police reports are that a 1998 Ford F150 pickup was being driven by 55 year old James Maygar of Sterling, Ohio, west on Federal Highway 250, while a 1999 Chrysler 300 full size car was being driven by an elderly man, 78 year old Don J. Grossniklaus, east on the same road. The driver of the pickup allegedly traveled left of the center of the roadway and struck the car head-on. The car slid off the south side of the roadway and struck a guardrail, while the pickup overturned and rested on its wheels in the left lane. Both drivers were killed. They were transported by East Union Township EMS and Wayne County Coroner to Wooster Community Hospital. An occupant of the pickup, 23 year old Matthew R. Maygar was transported by Kidron EMS to Altman Hospital.

Head-on collisions which occurred in Ohio in 2010 amounted to 3,096 that resulted in injuries. In 2012, East Union, Wayne, Ohio, whose population was 6,527, suffered 1 fatal crash of 119 and 29 injury crashes, which resulted in 43 injuries. There were 100 fatal crashes in which drivers drove left of the center of the road in 2010. Accidents in which the vehicles overturned/rolled over and which caused fatalities, amounted to 57 in the category of first harmful event in unit of error. Those which involved guardrail faces and resulted in fatalities were 19. Head-on collisions which occurred in Ohio in 2010 amounted to 123 which resulted in fatalities.

Accident victims in East Union, Chester or Clinton, Ohio, area please call the Wayne County, Ohio, Wrongful death attorneys at Chester Law Group at 800-218-4243.