The Ohio State Highway Patrol of New Philadelphia is investigating a fatal accident involving a Kimble Recycling and Disposal tuck.
According to Sergeant William Bower, the crash occurred at the intersection of S.R. 39 and Township Rd 349 (Shelter Road) in Sugarcreek in Tuscarawas County.
The crash happened Thursday morning at 11:33 a.m.. A 2002 Ford Econoline Van operated by William Rienerth Jt, 62, of Brunswick, was traveling eastbound on SR 39. A 2019 Peterbuilt Truck operated by Scott Conley, 28, of New Philadelphia, was also traveling east on SR 39.
Rienerth began to slow down his van to make a left-hand turn on Shelter Road when he was rear-ended by Conley’s vehicle, which is owned by Kimble Recycling and Disposal. Rienerth was ejected from his Econoline van and pronounced dead at the scene by the Tuscarawas County Coroner Dr. Jeff Cameron.
Rienerth was not wearing a seatbelt, troopers say.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, according to OSHP.
Conley did not sustain any injuries.