Victim of deadly crash in Sugarcreek Twp. identified


One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving a tanker truck on Wilmington Dayton Road in Sugarcreek Twp. A water tanker struck a pickup truck that was waiting for another vehicle to turn and overturned before striking a utility pole and coming to rest in a field.

Todd Schaffer, 45, from Bellbrook, the driver of the tanker, was pronounced dead on the scene, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a release.

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The driver of the pickup truck, Robert Glardon, 20, from Bellbrook, was uninjured and was wearing his seat belt. Schaffer was partially ejected from his vehicle, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 12:42 p.m. in the 3700 block of Wilmington Dayton Road.

The crash reportedly caused live power lines to fall.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said that alcohol is not considered a factor in this crash and it remains under investigation. The Sugarcreek Twp. Police and Fire Department assisted at the scene.