Ohio State Highway Patrol car

WOOSTER – The Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at approximately 11:06 p.m. on Shreve Road (State Route 226) south of McFadden Road (County Road 3) in Clinton Township, Wayne County. 

Kylie Mathew, 19, of Shreve, Ohio, was operating a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck eastbound on Shreve Road (State Route 226). The vehicle contained three (3) passengers: Kiersten Brown (right front seat), 18, Cody Starner (passenger in the truck bed), 20, and one male juvenile (passenger in the truck bed), 17. 

Mathew negotiated a curve near McFadden Road (County Road 3) resulting in the juvenile passenger being ejected from the truck bed onto the roadway. The juvenile sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Wayne County Coroner, Doctor Amy Jolliff. 

Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Clinton Township Fire and EMS provided assistance. 

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor in this crash. This crash remains under investigation. 

In other news, Ashland troopers are investigating a non-injury crash involving a Semi Tractor-Trailer that occurred on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at approximately 8 p.m. on Interstate Route 71, just south of Mile Post 193 in Ashland County.

A 2012 Volvo Semi was traveling southbound on Interstate Route 71 when it entered the center median, struck the cable barrier and continued southbound in the northbound lanes of travel for approximately a half mile.

The driver of the Semi, Milenko Milenkovic, 38 years old, from Long Island City, New York, did not receive any injuries as a result of the crash.

Interstate Route 71 Northbound was down to 1 lane while the crash was being investigated.

Other agencies assisting at the crash scene were: Ashland Fire and EMS and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Prescription Medications appear to be factors in the crash. The crash is still currently under investigation.

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