New Russia Twp, OH – Susan Van Keuren Killed in Collision on Oberlin Rd

New Russia Twp, OH - Susan Van Keuren Killed in Collision on Oberlin Rd

New Russia Twp, OH (October 6, 2021) – A crash in New Russia Township left two people dead on Tuesday, October 4. 

The fatal crash occurred near the crossing of Oberlin Road and Russia Road that afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol revealed that 28-year-old Mason Smith of Elyria was headed northbound in a 2005 Dodge 1500. He reportedly ran a stop sign and hit a blue 2014 Nissan Versa driven by 66-year-old Roy Van Keuren. 

The driver of the Nissan reportedly had the right of way. A passenger of the Nissan, 65-year-old Susan Van Keuren of Grafton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mason later succumbed to his injuries at a local medical facility. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Susan Van Keuren and Mason Smith at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Ohio Fatal Intersection Crashes

Traveling through a junction increases your chances of being involved in a vehicle accident, and new data shows that traffic crossroads have gotten far more dangerous over time. Even traffic lights can only go so far in preventing a fatal accident. According to national data, red-light runners are responsible for hundreds of deaths each year across the country. It’s equally as hazardous to ignore a stop sign.

As a result of your sad loss, a wrongful death case may be able to aid your family in collecting financial compensation. You can improve your chances of a successful claim by consulting with an experienced New Russia Township car crash lawyer.

Family members suffer greatly if a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to someone else’s carelessness. For those left to pick up the pieces, healing may be a difficult struggle. People naturally want to grieve, and bringing a lawsuit is often the last thing in their thoughts.

We go to considerable efforts at Joseph Law Group to ensure that our clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible after the death of a loved one. Our legal team has proven in the past that we can get positive results for our clients.

Car Crash Lawyers in New Russia Township

Our New Russia Township wrongful death attorneys can assist your family get through this difficult time and provide you some peace of mind while ensuring that the responsible party is held accountable. The initial stage in the recovery procedure is to file a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance carrier.

Call an Ohio automobile accident lawyer at 216-522-1600 if you have lost a family one in a deadly vehicle accident.

Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts.  These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater New Russia Township area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.  

Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.


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