Jesse Haley Killed in Box Truck Accident on State Route 43 in Portage County
Where: The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of Route 43 in Portage County, Ohio.
What Happened: A southbound passenger vehicle allegedly struck the back of a box truck, which was stopped in the right lane to make a delivery before the car hit a pickup truck in the northbound lanes.
- Jesse Haley, Honda Accord driver
- Pickup truck driver
- Box truck driver
- Jesse Haley, 20, killed
- Pickup truck driver, 45, minor injuries
On or about Friday, October 9th, 2020, a collision between a car, a box truck, and a pickup truck left one man dead and another injured. The accident happened in the lanes of Route 43 near Ravenna in Portage County, Ohio.
Law enforcement spokespeople said that 20-year-old Jesse Haley was killed when the Honda Accord he was driving allegedly struck the back of a box truck that was parked to make a delivery in the right lane of northbound Route 43. After the initial collision with the box truck, the Accord spun into the northbound lanes where it struck a city operated Ford F250 pickup truck driven by an as-of-yet unidentified 45-year-old male.
Haley was pronounced dead after the accident. Deputies from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office indicated that this was the seventh road fatality of 2020.
A search of Google Maps shows that Route 43 is a two lane roadway that runs north and south, and that Portage County is roughly 25 miles northeast of Akron.
The investigation into the accident is still active and ongoing.
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