Carey man assisting stranded motorist struck, killed

A Carey man assisting a man whose vehicle had run out of gas was struck and killed by a truck on SR 15 Tuesday night.

According to a release from Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Ford van driven by William Kennard, 21, of Grove City, had run out of gas. Mikhael Weyer, 28, of Carey, stopped to assist Kennard.

Weyer was struck by a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jeffrey Striner, 61, of Dublin, while putting gas in Kennard’s van, according to the release.

Weyer was pronounced dead, the release states.

Kennard, who had been standing behind his van, and Striner, who was wearing a seatbelt, were not hurt, according to the release.

Personnel from Carey EMS, Carey Volunteer Fire Department, Upper Sandusky EMS, Life Flight, Wyandot County Coroner’s Office, Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, the Bucyrus post of State Highway Patrol and Major Crimes unit responded.

The accident occurred about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office also responded to a fatal accident Monday.

The head-on accident was reported on SR 53, north of CH 47, about 4:10 p.m., according to a release.

The initial investigation showed a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck, driven by Jeffrey A. Koebel, 54, of Fremont, was being driven south on SH 53 and went left of center into northbound oncoming traffic.

The truck struck a 2006 Terex cement truck head-on.

The cement truck was owned by Ogg Brothers LLC and was driven by Stephan L. Reigle, 43, of Wharton, according to the release.

Koebel was pronounced dead at the scene, and Reigle was treated at the scene by Upper Sandusky EMS, it states.

They both were found to be wearing seatbelts, according to the release.

Personnel from Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, Upper Sandusky EMS and Jaws, Upper Sandusky Fire Department, State Highway Patrol, Upper Sandusky Police Department, Wyandot County Coroner’s Office and Ohio Department of Transportation responded.

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