Waterville – The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal
crash on US-24 near milepost 64. The crash occurred on October 5 th , 2023 at
approximately 8:34 PM.
The preliminary investigation shows a black Ford Edge, operated by Michael Laskey, 56,
Maumee, Ohio, was driving eastbound on US-24. A red Ford F-250, operated by Scott
Whytsell, 58, Grantsville, West Virginia, was driving westbound on US-24. Mr. Laskey
failed to negotiate a curve, went through the median into westbound traffic, struck Mr.
Whytsell’s vehicle and rolled into the grass median. Mr. Laskey was pronounced deceased
at the scene. Mr. Whytsell sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the
University of Toledo Medical Center.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Waterville Police Department,
Waterville Township Police Department, Waterville Fire Department, Maumee Fire
Department, Ohio Department of Transportation and Lucas County Coroners Office.
(Ohio State Highway Patrol Press Release)