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Man Dies In Three-Vehicle Crash Dec. 21

Ryan J. Shanly, 40, Walbridge, died as a result of a three-car crash on Co. Rd. 2 near Co. Rd. C about 7:46 pm, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release said.

Shanly was traveling north on Co. Rd. 2, and was stopped to pick up debris that had fallen from his trailer.

Gary Tippie, Jr., 28, Swan ton, was driving an SUV south on St. Rt. 2, and had stopped to assist Shanly.

A car, driven by John B. Whaley, 24, Delta, was traveling north on the highway. The press release said Whaley’s car hit the SUV, then struck Shanly, who was in the roadway.

Whaley’s car then hit the pickup and overturned.

Shanly was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, where he was pronounced dead.

Tippie was not injured. Whaley received treatment at the scene for minor injuries and was released.

OSHP troopers in the press release, “Alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash.”

Assisting troopers were rescue units from Providence Township and Swanton fire departments. The crash remains under investigation.

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