WAYNE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred on Apple Creek Road just north of Ely Road at 3:11 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Heather M. Ross, 54, 822 East Messner Road, Wooster, Ohio, was southbound on Apple Creek Road in a 2012 Kia Sedona minivan. Ross did have on her safety belt.
Eli Hershberger, 75, 7695 Township Road 671, Winesburg, Ohio was northbound on Apple Creek Road in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado truck. Hershberger did not have on his safety belt at the time of the crash.
Ross was traveling southbound on Apple Creek Road. Hershberger was traveling northbound on Apple Creek Road. Hershberger went left of center striking Ross's vehicle. Ross was forced off the roadway coming to rest off the west side of the roadway. Hershberger's vehicle came to rest in the northbound lane of Apple Creek Road.
Hershberger was transported to the Wooster Community Hospital by Apple Creek Fire & EMS. He was later transported to Akron City Hospital by Samaritan Care. Hershberger's injuries are listed as stable but guarded.
Ross died in the crash. She was transported to the Wooster Hospital by the Wayne County Coroner's Office.
The Apple Creek Police Department, Apple Creek Fire & EMS and North End Garage were on scene.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Reconstruction Unit is assisting with the crash investigation.