Teen killed in head-on collision in Wayne County

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EAST UNION TWP., Ohio – An 18-year-old girl was killed in a head-on crash around 6 p.m. on Friday.

The other driver, a 67-year-old man, was transported via helicopter to Akron City Hospital.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Sara Ruth Weikert, 18, of Dalton, was traveling south on State Route 57 in East Union Township while the man’s vehicle was traveling north. Their vehicles struck head-on and spun around to both lanes of State Route 57.

Weikert was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Crash Reconstruction Unit assisted on scene and is still investigating the cause of the crash.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The accident closed State Route 57 for about 2 ½ hours and the Orrville Police Department and Dalton Police Department assisted with traffic.

The Wayne County Coroner was also on scene.

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