WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — Logan Dickerson, an 18-year-old Navarre man, tragically lost his life Nov. 10, after a commercial truck hit his vehicle at the intersection of Clinton Road and State Route 21 in Chippewa Township.
Dickerson was driving northbound on State Route 21 at about 6:30 a.m. in a when a white eastbound 2019 International MV607 Ryder truck on Clinton Road ran a posted stop sign at the intersection, according to a local news report. The Ryder crossed over the southbound lanes and through a paved median before slamming into Dickerson’s green 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.
The impact pushed the Silverado off the road and into grass on the northeast corner of the intersection.
Dickerson was wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred, but he still suffered severe injuries. First responders freed him from his vehicle and transported him to Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Akron, where he later died.
The operator of the Ryder, 58-year-old David Bosak, of Cleveland, was wearing a seatbelt and not injured. A 31-year-old South Euclid man traveling with Bosak was wearing a seatbelt and also escaped unscathed.
Dickerson graduated from high school and a building construction technology trade program in 2020, according to The Independent’s interview with one of his sisters. She told the outlet that he joined a local union just before his death, worked hard, and loved the outdoors.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has not released any additional information about the accident or crash investigation that is underway.
COMMENTARY ON THE LOGAN DICKERSON ACCIDENT IN WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO
I was terribly disturbed to learn of the tragic accident that claimed the life of Logan Dickerson who had just recently entered adulthood. This young man had a promising career ahead of him, and he joined a union at a time when all building construction trades are in short supply and in high demand. No doubt he will be sorely missed on both a personal and professional level. I extend my deepest sympathies to his parents, siblings, and friends.
This accident raises a number of questions in my mind. Why did Mr. Bosak fail to stop at the posted stop sign as he approached the intersection? Was the stop sign clearly visible to him in the early morning light? What was Mr. Bosak’s purpose in driving the Ryder truck? Was his use of the commercial vehicle for personal reasons? If so, was this the first time he had driven a truck of this size? What preparatory training had he received from the rental agency prior to his taking it? Had he been driving all night long or had he just gotten started?
On the other hand, was Mr. Bosak using the Ryder truck to make a delivery in a commercial venture? Had the rented truck been properly maintained or was there negligence on the part of the rental agency? While many questions remain unanswered, reports clearly indicate an innocent young man was killed because the negligence of another party. It is important for a detailed analysis be conducted to determine exactly what happened to allow this family to find closure during this heartbreaking time.
My deepest and most sincere condolences to those left behind during this most difficult time.