Pickups collide, driver killed

A Wood County man died in a Sunday evening Ottawa County crash.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 14, 2013


Richard Hayward, 55, Luckey, was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 west on Duff Wash Road when he failed to yield for a stop sign and drove into the path of another pick up driving north on Ohio 19 at 6:14 p.m.

The second truck, driven by John Sutton, 51, of Oak Harbor, a 2000 F-250, collided with Hayward's vehicle and both trucks went off the northwest side of the intersection, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Hayward, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Sutton, and an unidentified female passenger, both suffered injuries in the crash and were flown by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for treatment.

Hayward's body was taken to the Lucas County Coroner's Office.


The Answer Person



...oh, and also? Stop when there's a freaking STOP sign!

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Google Earth shows that intersection as pretty clear. Please people do not take you right of way at rural stops, you need to look ten times and slow down. I have written this at least four times this year alone :(

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Someone lost their life. Have a little restraint. Hopefully his friends and family can find peace after this accident.


If I am not mistaken, this is the second such accident in the general area since the start of summer. I agree that the intersection is free and clear of obstructions. I do agree that speed is a real problem on the rural roadways.

Maybe a letter or two to ODOT, Township Trustees and the County Engineer's office may get the ball rolling for some improvements.

I noticed that Port Clinton has some signs the state "Cross Traffic Does Not Stop." But then if somebody can't see a BIG red octagon that says "Stop" I doubt, that a smaller sign will do much good.

SeƱor Clown

There's only so much ODOT, Township Trustees, and the County Engineer's Office can do to fix inattentive drivers. Here's to hoping for a speedy recovery for Mr. Sutton and passenger.


Actually, it isn't really that clear of an intersection. It is not a straight "T" crossing, rather on a slant. If you're not familiar with that intersection, I can see where one may run the stop sign there.