2 Vehicle Fatal Crash on US 30 Near I-71

Richland County, Mansfield – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on US 30 at mile post 17 near IR 71 in Mifflin Township, Richland County.

The crash occurred at 8:57am when a silver 2008 Toyota Corolla 4-door, driven by Tori A. Carman age 19 of Bucyrus, Ohio, failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead and rear-ended a red 2000 Freightliner flat-bed tow truck, driven by Roger W. Poast age 54 of Mount Gilead, Ohio on US-30 near the northbound entrance ramp to IR 71.Carman succumbed to her injuries sustained in the crash at the scene. Poast suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.

Mifflin Township Fire and EMS, The Richland County Coroner’s Office, The Ohio Department of Transportation and Shelly Smith & Sons Towing assisted on scene.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.