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Pickup truck driver killed after running stop sign, colliding with semi

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jan 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. 20 and County Road 128 in Sandusky Township.

Daniel J. Magers Jr., 30, of Fremont, was driving a 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck south on County Road 128 at 2:13 a.m. when he ran the posted stop sign at the U.S. 20 intersection and collided with a westbound 2012 Freightliner commercial semi truck being driven by Russell E. Lucas, 53, of Monroe, Mich., troopers said.

Magers and his front-seat passenger, Shannon M. McGrew, 29, of Rocky Ridge, were ejected from their vehicle upon impact.

Magers was pronounced deceased at the scene.

McGrew was taken to Fremont Memorial Hospital and was later flown by a LifeFlight helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, troopers said.

Lucas did not sustain any injuries in the crash.

The accident closed U.S. 20 westbound for a while.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Sandusky Township Fire Department and EMS, The Lindsey Fire Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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