57-year-old killed in head-on collision in Medina County

WADSWORTH TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - A deadly head-on collision in Wadsworth Township Monday night.

It happened on I-76 just before 7PM.

The crash occurred when 22-year-old Justin Russell drove his 2009 Scion TC westbound in the eastbound lane of Interstate 76. Russell struck an eastbound car head on.  The eastbound car, a 2004 Chevrolet Impala was driven by 57-year-old Robert L. Merold.

Merold was treated at the scene by Wadsworth EMS. He was later taken to Medina Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

The at-fault driver, Justin Russell, was transported to Akron General Hospital by Wadsworth EMS.  

At this time it is unknown why Russell was westbound in the eastbound lane.        

The crash remains under investigation.

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