Motorist killed in crash

An 88-year-old driver was killed in a crash after he failed to yield at a stop sign. The other driver was airlifted from the scene with incapacitating injuries.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Oct 10, 2012


The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday on Ohio 4 at Strecker Road in Erie County’s Groton Township.

John M. Klish, 88, of Mansfield, was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer west on Strecker Road when he failed to yield at a posted stop sign at the Ohio 4 intersection, troopers said. Klish’s vehicle was struck on the left front side by a northbound 2002 Subaru Outback being driven by Robin Reaves, 40, of Tiffin.

The collision sent both vehicles off the northwest side of the intersection and into a field.

Klish, who had been wearing his seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Erie County coroner.

Reaves, who also had been wearing her seatbelt, received incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash, troopers said. She was flown by a LifeFlight helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department, Groton Township Fire Department and LifeFlight assisted troopers at the scene.


jack langhals

So sad,usually happens when people are not familiar with the area.How many troops have died this week protecting our freedom ?


@ JL:

Speaking of elderly drivers; were we ever told the cause of Frank Lombardo's accident a couple yrs. ago?

Wait'll the baby boomers get up there in age. It'll be like bumper cars out there.