Two Vehicle Fatal Crash
Geneva Township, Ashtabula County
– The Ashtabula Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle crash resulting in one fatality. The crash occurred on September 3rd, 2018, at approximately 7:46 PM, on Austin Road at New London Road.
Unit #1 was a Silver 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The Chevrolet Cruze was driven by Sue Degan, 38 years old of Youngstown, Ohio. Ms. Degan did not appear to sustain any injuries in the crash.
Unit #2 was a Blue 2005 BMW motorcycle. The drivers name of the BMW is not being released pending next-of-kin notification. The driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
The preliminary investigation shows Unit #1 was traveling east on New London Road and stopped for a stop sign at the intersection of Austin Road. Unit #2 was traveling north on Austin Road. Unit #1 failed to yield from the stop sign and was struck by unit #2. The driver of unit #2 was ejected from the motorcycle. Unit #1 continued to travel off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch.
The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Alcohol and/or drugs does appear to be a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.