Teen dies in East Union Township traffic accident

Teen dies in East Union Township traffic accident


is investigating a two vehicle fatal car crash that occurred on December 19, around 6:18 p.m.

The two vehicle crash occurred on State Route 57 approximately 6/10 mile north of U.S. Route 30 in East Union Township.

Officers say 18-year-old Sara Ruth Weikert, of Dalton, was traveling south on State Route 57 in a 2002 Dodge Stratus when her vehicle collided head on with another car headed north. Both cars spun around coming to rest in both lanes of State Route 57.

Authorities pronounced Weikert dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle involved, a 2010 Hyundai Elantra, was 67-year-old Linford N. Falb, of Orrville.  He was transported by Life Flight to Akron City Hospital. 

Weikert and Linford were wearing seatbelts.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Crash Reconstruction Unit was on scene assisting in the investigation of this crash. The crash remains under investigation.

State Route 57 was closed for roughly 2 ½ hours.

The Ohio Department of Transportation was on scene assisting with traffic as well as Orrville Police Department and Dalton Police Department.

Orrville Fire and EMS were on scene assisting with Linford.

Dr. Amy Joliff, Wayne County Coroner was also at the scene of the accident.

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