Trumbull Township – Fatal Crash November 4, 2017
Trumbull Township – The Ashtabula Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash involving a pedestrian, resulting in one fatality. At approximately 7:19 P.M., November 4, 2017, troopers responded to a one vehicle crash on State Route 166 near Graham Road.
Unit 1 was a pedestrian, James A. Chunyo, 59 years old, of Orwell, Ohio. James A. Chunyo was transported to UH Cleveland Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Unit 2 was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Terrance N. Hejduk, 43 years old, of Rome, Ohio. No injuries were reported by Terrance N. Hejduk.
The preliminary investigation shows Mr. Chunyo was crossing State Route 166 from the north side of the roadway to the south side of the roadway. Mr. Chunyo was assisting some farm machinery in the area. Unit 1 was not wearing any reflective clothing and was not equipped with any lights. Mr. Hejduk was traveling west on State Route 166. Mr. Hejduk came over a hill crest and struck Mr. Chunyo in the westbound lane of travel.
Northwest Ambulance District was on scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
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