Victim identified in fatal accident (update 2)

Motorist dies in rollover crash on Ohio 99, about a mile north of U.S. 20.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Dec 5, 2013

(Updated at 3:58 p.m.) The man who died early today north of Monroeville in a one-vehicle crash has been identified.

John Costein, 57, of Plymouth, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

For more details, see Friday's Reflector.


(UPDATED at 1:45 p.m.) A patrol post told the Reflector troopers are still in the process of notifying family members of the person killed in this morning's crash, so the accident report won't be released until later this afternoon. Check back later, because the information will be posted as soon as it is received.

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The crash occurred about 8 a.m. today. Troopers with the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol are at the scene. They are in the process of contacting family members of the victim.

More information will be published as soon as it becomes available.


Gone Fishing

Any updates yet?


Rattlesnake's curve. Sadly it happens over the years. Follow it through the county, because of survey mistake when America was "laid out,"


I was born, raised and lived in or around Monroeville all of my life. I have never heard of the curves on 99 being called "Rattlesnakes's curve". Guess you learn something new everyday.


I have heard of roads being moved due to misplaced survey markers but 99 doesn't appear to follow the town lines. Looks more like the road followed old paths between homes and was built where land owners and terrain would allow.

All taken

So sad! I use to drive that all the time. The winters were horrible. Semi's fly around it like nothing. It is a terrible curve!! Prays to the family.


My thoughts and prayers go out to the ones that were involved
I know that area very well and I could never understand why they couldnt do something to make that area safer ,


I was just told about this accident!
The man involved was a great guy, very good friend , great father and grandfather!
RIP my friend!

lets tell the truth

Prayers for the family!!

Kottage Kat

Prayers to family and friends.