FPS staff report
August 7, 2012
|CRASH SCENE. Troopers with the New Philadelpia Post of the Ohio State Patrol review the scene of a fatal crash on SR 43 just south of the intersection of SR 183 in Carroll County last Wednesday afternoon.
26-year-old John Earley dies in SR 43 crash
A Malvern area man was killed in a fatal crash that occurred on SR 43 just south of the SR 183 intersection in Brown Twp. Aug. 1.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that occurred at 11:30 a.m.
John E. Earley Jr., 26, of 7144 Sandy Lane, Malvern, was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt.
His two-year-old son, Braden M. Earley, of the same address, was a passenger in the vehicle. He was secured in a child safety seat. He was transported to a Canton-area hospital.
Troopers said Earley was traveling southbound on SR 43 in a 2007 Pontiac G6.
Thomas D. Wilson, 21, of 7 Ontario Trail, Malvern, was traveling northbound on SR 43 in a 1996 Chevy Cheyenne pickup truck. Troopers said Wilson drove left of center and struck the Earley vehicle head-on. Both vehicles came to final rest in the southbound lane on SR 43.
Wilson was injured and transported to a Canton-area hospital. It is unknown at this time if a seat belt was worn.
Alcohol is not suspected and the crash remains under investigation.
Members of the Great Trail Fire Department assisted at the scene along with employees of the Ohio Department of Transportation and Deluxe Auto Body of Carrollton.
ATV crash kills Lake Mohawk resident
Nearly 12 hours after John Early Jr. was killed in a traffic mishap on SR 43 south of the intersection of SR 183 near Malvern, another Carroll County man was killed on a private road in Lake Mohawk.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was notified at 11:20 p.m. of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash inside the gated community of Lake Mohawk.
Sheriff Dale Williams said a 911 call came into the dispatch center notifying his department of the crash on Niagara Trail. Bartley Ambulance Service and Brown Twp. firefighters also responded. Life Flight was also notified and later cancelled when it was discovered Stephen J. Mohr, 55, of 350 W. Mohawk Dr. Malvern, died in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Carroll County Coroner Dr. Mandal Haas.
Williams said Mohr was riding an ATV from south to north on Niagara Trail when he lost control of the vehicle, which went left of center, off the roadway and over an embankment where it struck several trees and a downed log. Mohr was ejected from the ATV. Williams did not know if the victim was wearing a helmet.
The sheriff noted it is legal to ride ATVs on Lake Mohawk roadways.
Mohr was the owner and president of Advanced Auto Body Inc. of Canton for 23 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Malvern and a former member of the Brown Local Schools Board of Education.
Stark Co. crash claims life of local woman
A Carrollton woman was killed Aug. 1 in a traffic accident on SR 43 in Stark County less than two hours after another county man was killed on SR 43 in northern Carroll County.
The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Marsha E. Lowe of Carrollton was driving a Jeep Wrangler north on SR 43 at 1:20 p.m. about a mile and half north of Waynesburg between the intersections of Wiandt St. and Ridgeview Dr.
Troopers said a southbound GMC Safari driven by Ashley Dendak, 28, of Carrollton went left of center and struck the Jeep in the left quarter panel causing it to go off the east edge of the roadway where it overturned. Lowe was ejected from the vehicle. The Jeep came to rest on its left side on top of the victim.
Lowe was pronounced dead at the scene by the chief investigator at the Stark Co. Coroner’s office.
Troopers said Dendak sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported by Sandy Township EMS to Aultman Hospital. A passenger in the Safari, James W. Stine of Carrollton, sustained minor injuries, but refused treatment at the scene.
Troopers said seat belts were not in use in either vehicle.
When the investigation is complete, the Canton City Prosecutor’s Office will review the report of any applicable charges.
Sandy Twp. Fire Department assisted at the scene along with employees from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Lowe was employed as a home health aide at Complete Home Care of Massillon and a member of the Lenape Allegheny Indian Tribe.
She is survived by her husband, James M. Lowe of Carrollton.
Services were held at a Canton area funeral home and burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Garden.