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Woman killed in crash at 'dangerous' intersection (UPDATED)

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    A Chevrolet Equinox came to rest about 50 yards off Abbeyville Road in York Township Wednesday. A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash.

    BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE

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    A Chevrolet Equinox and a Ford Super Duty pickup were involved in a fatal two-vehicle crash Wednesday in York Township.

    BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE

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    The Ohio Highway Patrol investigates a crash Wednesday at the intersection of Abbeyville and Spieth roads in York Township.

    BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE

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    Spieth Road is closed Wednesday as the Ohio Highway Patrol investigates a fatal crash at the intersection of Abbeyville Road.

    BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE

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YORK TWP. — The Ohio Highway Patrol said a woman was killed Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Spieth and Abbeyville roads.

A Chevrolet Equinox driven by Paul Johnson, 71, of Ashland, collided with a Ford Super Duty pickup driven by Richard Gasser, 63, of Creston, about 1 p.m., and the SUV came to a rest in a field about 50 yards off Abbeyville Road. According to a statement from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Johnson failed to yield to a stop sign and the SUV was hit by the Ford.

Johnson’s passenger, Natalie Johnson, 73, was given CPR at the scene, said Jason Creamer, assistant chief of the Erhart\York Township Fire Department. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul Johnson was taken to Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, where he was taken by LifeFlight to Akron General Hospital for serious injuries. Gasser was also taken to Medina Hospital, for minor injuries. He was later released.

The weather didn’t seem to contribute to crash, Creamer said.

“There was no ice (on the roads),” he said.

Creamer called the Spieth/Abbeyville intersection “dangerous.”

“It’s one of the more problematic intersections in York Township,” he said.

It was the second crash at the intersection in the last two days, Creamer said. There were no injuries in Tuesday’s collision.

Spieth Road was closed for a few hours while the patrol investigated the scene.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.


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