(10-11-22) The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) responded to a two-vehicle crash that happened west of Van Wert at approximately 4:13 p.m. today on U.S. Route 224 near Dull Robinson Road.
Craig A. Shivley (63) of Convoy was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 224 and crossed the center-line as Paul A. Guinther (67) of Middle Point was traveling westbound in a semi-truck. Shivley’s vehicle crossed the center-line and was struck head-on by Guinther’s semi. The Dodge Ram came to final rest off the south side of the roadway. The Freightliner semi came to final rest off the north side of the roadway and caught fire.
Guinther was transported by Ohio City EMS to Van Wert Health. From there he was flown by medical helicopter to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he is in stable condition. Shivley was pronounced deceased on scene by the Van Wert County Coroner’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation.