The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Allen County that occurred around 12:25 pm on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
The crash killed 64-year-old housing developer Joseph Schwarz of Fairfield, Ohio. Joseph was a rear seat passenger in a 2019 Chevy SUV that was involved in the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At least nine vehicles were involved in the crash, and at least 21 people were injured. Six people were transported to Mercy St. Health Rita’s Medical Center. Four people were transported to Lima Memorial Hospital. And eleven people were treated at the scene.
Joseph Schwarz, deceased, was a successful housing developer and owner of J-II Homes and J-II Enterprises, Inc. He was a highly regarded member of the community and longtime friend of Fairfield Mayor Mitch Rhodus, according to WCPO Cincinnati and The Cincinnati Enquirer.
According to reports, there were at least two separate collisions. Dale Anglion, 75, of Vermilion, OH, was driving a semi-truck approaching an earlier accident. Unfortunately, Mr. Anglion was unable to ensure a clear distance ahead and struck several vehicles.
It is important to remain vigilant on Ohio’s Highways. Be prepared to stop for traffic, obstructions, and accidents.
Those injured in the wreck may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Personal injury claims and wrongful death claims are likely to result from the accident. Contact a local personal injury attorney to discuss your options.
Attorney Geoff Jones is an Ohio personal injury attorney. He handles truck accident injury cases, serious motor vehicle accident injury cases, and wrongful death cases throughout the state. Work with a Columbus car accident lawyer from The Jones Firm for a free case review.