FPS staff report
August 2, 2012
Carroll County recorded its second and third traffic fatalities in the same day.
John E. Earley Jr. 26, of 7144 Sandy Lane Malvern, was killed in head –on collision Aug. 1 on SR 43 just south of the intersection of SR 183 at about 11:30 a.m.
Nearly 12 hours later, at 11:20 p.m., the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department was notified 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. Bartley Ambulance transported the victim to the Stark County Morgue for an autopsy.
A third person from Carroll County was killed in a separate accident earlier in the day in Stark County.
The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Marsha Lowe of Carrollton, was driving a Jeep Wrangler north on SR 43 about a mile and half north of Waynesburg when a GMC Safari went left of center and struck the Jeep, causing it overturn. Lowe was ejected. The vehicle came to rest on top of the victim.
The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m., less than two hours after the Earley fatality.
Another county resident was life flighted to Akron Children’s Hospital the same day following a dirt bike vs. ATV accident in Perry Twp.
Sheriff Williams said his department received a 911 call at 9:43 p.m. about the accident, which occurred in the driveway at 2229 Amsterdam Rd., Bowerston.
Williams said when deputies arrived, they found Dewayne Wright, 19, up and walking around after the accident and Cameron Civillo, 14, lying on the ground unresponsive with visible head injuries.
Williams said the two boys were traveling in different directions in the driveway when the crash occurred. He said Civillo was wearing a helmet, but the chinstrap was not fastened.
Perry Township firefighters assisted at the scene and set up the life flight zone.
Civillo was transported by Stat Medivac Helicopter to Akron Children’s Hospital and Wright was taken to Aultman Hospital by EMT Ambulance.