Jayden Elwood, Identified as teenager killed in a Fatal Bicycle Semi crash

Jayden Elwood Death–  The victim of the deadly accident that occurred early this morning on State Route 235 near Alger and included a bicycle and a semi-truck has been identified as a lad from Ada who was 17 years old. Hardin County Central Dispatch got a 9-1-1 call at just after 5 this morning (Wednesday), indicating that a bicyclist may have been struck by a semi that was driving north on 235, according to a release from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. Off the east side of the road, responding deputies were able to discover the bicycle and rider, who was later determined to be Jayden Elwood. Jayden Elwood was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

After leaving the scene, the semi drove away, but it was eventually halted just south of the city boundaries of Kenton. The driver, identified as Harrod resident Thomas M. Carl, age 51, admitted that he had been operating the semi on 235 at the time of the accident and stated that he believed he had struck an animal. After pausing for a while to inspect the area for any signs of damage and to consider what might have been damaged, he continued away from the location without noticing anything else or anyone else there. The inquiry into the crash is still ongoing. The Kenton Police Department, Upper Scioto Valley EMS, and the Hardin County Coroner’s Office provided assistance to the deputies during the investigation.

Related Article: One dead, one injured after two-vehicle crash in Hardin County

A collision involving two vehicles that occurred in Hardin County on Wednesday just before 2:00 p.m. resulted in the death of an Ada lady. According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Jessia Minner, 22, of London, Ohio, was driving a car when Trylbia Prater, 94, of Ada, Ohio, backed out of a driveway and into the path of the vehicle she was operating.

At the site, Prater’s death was confirmed by medical personnel. Minner required medical attention for her wounds and was taken to Lima Memorial Hospital for that purpose. The inquiry into the crash is still ongoing. Alger EMS, the Hardin County Coroner’s Office, Hanson-Neely Allison Funeral Home, and Osborn Towing and Recovery Service provided assistance to the deputies at the scene. Also present were the Ada Police Department, the Ada Liberty Fire Department, and Ada Liberty EMS.


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