A head-on collision on Ohio 39, right outside of Mansfield, Monroe Township, killed one person and left another one in critical condition on October 27. It was the Ohio State Highway Patrol out of Mansfield Post that responded to the scene. The crash took place near where Ohio 39 meets State Route 603 near Mansfield.
One of the people involved in the accident, Andrew Carlson, was driving a 2018 grey Chevy Malibu heading westbound on Ohio 39. The crash happened when Carlson's Malibu traveled over the centerline crossing into eastbound traffic. After crossing the centerline, Carlson's vehicle crashed into a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix head-on. The driver of the Pontiac, a 17-year-old, was not named by the police. Officials have not released any identifying information about the teenage driver other than the fact that he is from nearby Lucas.
Responders were able to extricate both drivers. Monroe Township EMS and Fire were on the scene quickly, which possibly changed the course of the 17-year-old’s recovery and life. The 17-year-old was transported to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Carlson was also transported to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital and, shortly after arrival, passed from his injuries.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the head-on collision. They’ve declared that they don’t believe drugs or alcohol as possible factors in the crash, but they don’t currently have an explanation for why the crash took place. Ohio has recently seen a higher number of emergency-behind-the-wheel accidents, including heart attacks or seizures. Andrew Carlson’s age was not discussed with the media, and at this time, it looks as though there might not be any explanation behind why Carlson crossed that centerline.
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