Fayette man killed in crash


FAYETTE – A Fayette man was killed early Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident in Gorham Township.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that a 2010 Honda Ridgeline driven by Timothy J. Barton, 61, of Osseo, Mich., was southbound on County Road 23 at approximately 5:23 a.m. when it failed to yield at US 20 and was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Impala driven eastbound by Michael R. Neuenschwander, 35, of Fayette.

Neuenschwander was pronounced dead at the scene. Barton was flown by Life Flight to The Toledo Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It is uncertain whether either driver was wearing a seat belt. Impairment is not currently considered a factor in the accident.

Troopers were also assisted at the scene by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, the Fulton County EMS, Gorham Fire and EMS, and the Fulton County Coroner’s Office.

An investigation continues.