Gregory Shell, Norwalk, dies after cycle, car collide

NORWALK A Norwalk man died Saturday after his motorcycle struck a car that pulled in front of him on
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

NORWALK

A Norwalk man died Saturday after his motorcycle struck a car that pulled in front of him on U.S. 20 in Wakeman Township, state troopers said.

Gregory A. Shell, 51, of Norwalk was pronounced dead at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he had been flown by medical helicopter from the accident scene at U.S. 20 and Butler Road, troopers said in a news release.

Troopers said Shell, a Norwalk attorney and former assistant county prosecutor, was riding his Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle west on U.S. 20 at about 5:10 p.m. when his bike struck a Buick driven by Otto J. Czumbil, 75, of  Wakeman. According to the news release, Czumbil was stopped southbound at the intersection, but failed to yield from a posted stop sign on Butler Road. Shell's motorcycle struck Czumbil's Buick Regal on the left front quarter, troopers said.

Shell, who was wearing a helmet, was taken from the scene by helicopter  to Fisher-Titus Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:48 p.m.

Czumbil, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured, troopers said.

The accident closed U.S. 20 for about one hour, with Huron County Sheriff's deputies and Wakeman police rerouting traffic. Citizen's EMS and Wakeman firefighters also assisted at the scene.

The crash remained under investigation late Saturday.