Gilead Township – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at approximately 9:21 PM. The crash occurred on Township Road 126 just south of Township Road 127.
Robert Nichols (81 years of age) of Cardington, OH, was operating a 2002 GMC Envoy southbound on Township Road 126. A 15-year-old male driver was operating a 2021 Case IH tractor pulling an implement northbound on Township Road 126. Mr. Nichols traveled left of center and struck the implement. Mr. Nichols was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel. The juvenile driver of the tractor was not injured.
Alcohol and/or drug use are not suspected factors in the crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Gilead Fire Department, Cardington Fire Department, Morrow County EMS and the Morrow County Coroner’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation.