Elderly man and woman injured after SUV hits garbage truck in Shalersville on Thursday

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An elderly man and woman were taken to a hospital following a serious-injury crash between a garbage truck and SUV that shut down Route 303 in Shalersville on Thursday morning.

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According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 9:39 a.m. The 2012 Mack garbage truck was northbound on Jerome Road when the driver allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign while making a left turn onto Route 303. A 2012 Ford Edge, eastbound on Route 303, crashed into the truck’s front end, causing the SUV to go off the right side of the road and overturn.

EMS took the passenger in the Ford, Linda Baker, 80, of Mantua, to UH Portage Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The Ford’s driver, John T. Gladish, 86, of Ravenna, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The garbage truck’s driver, James M. Willis, 36, of Euclid, did not report any injuries, the highway patrol says.

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Baker, Gladish and Willis were all wearing seat belts. No charges or citations have been reported, but the crash remains under investigation.

The Mantua-Shalersville and Streetsboro fire departments, the Portage County sheriff’s and prosecutor’s offices, and the Ohio Department of Transportation also responded to the scene.

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