George G. Thompson, 80, of Ostrander was pronounced deceased at Memorial Hospital after he was involved in a serious two-vehicle crash on Northwest Parkway Wednesday afternoon. Thompson was driving the 2011 Toyota Rav4, pictured above, when he reportedly failed to yield and was struck by another driver. (Photo submitted)
An Ostrander man has died following a crash on Northwest Parkway Wednesday afternoon.
George G. Thompson, 80, was pronounced deceased at Memorial Hospital following the incident.
According to a release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the department received a 911 call at 3:25 p.m. reporting a “serious two-vehicle crash with entrapment” at the intersection of the U.S. 33 westbound off-ramp at Northwest Parkway.
Deputies and units from the Marysville Fire Department and the Marysville Police Department responded to the scene and found a 2011 Toyota Rav4, driven by Thompson, on the south side of the roadway.
A 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Douglas H. Rowan, 20, of Marysville was also found in the roadway.
“MedFlight was called to the scene and two victims were transported to Memorial Hospital by the Marysville Fire Department,” according to the release.
Rowan was reportedly transported for “suspected serious injuries.”
A preliminary investigation by UCSO determined that Thompson was exiting U.S. 33 westbound to Northwest Parkway and failed to yield to Rowan while turning east onto Northwest Parkway. Rowan then struck the driver’s side of Thompson’s vehicle.
“At this time, alcohol, drugs and speed are not considered to be factors in the crash and both victims were reported to be wearing seat belts,” according to the release.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and units from the Multi-County Crash Investigation Team.