UPDATE: One Man Dead After Rollover Accident in Bath

The victim was Lawrence K. Turner.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 8:18 a.m. on May 23 to include the deceased man's and the other driver's name.

An Akron man is dead after his car collided with another around 5:30 p.m. on state Route 18 in Bath Township, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol Canton Post.

Lawrence K. Turner was 53 years old.

Patrol Sgt. John Thorne said Turner man was heading west on SR 18 when the other driver, Michael Borchert, 37, of Akron, attempted to make a left turn onto 18 from Hametown Road. The man hit the right rear end of the deceased man's car causing it to flip and come to rest upside down, Thorne said. Both men were driving pickup trucks.

Borchert declined medical treatment. Turner was taken from the scene in an amublance but was later reported dead.

Thorne would not say whether either driver was wearing a seat belt and he was not ready to say who was at fault.

Traffic was snared for about an hour and a half on SR 18, until troopers opened the road again around 7 p.m.

Jillgif May 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I am praying everyone is safe. That is a tough place to pull out into traffic. I know we can't have lights everywhere, but...
Jo Malone May 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Bath has become populated with fast drivers, hills, curves, speed limits too fast and not enough stop lights and stop signs. Bath road and Hametown is another very dangerous intersection. Throw in some joggers and bicyclists more tradgedy is headed unless these isuues are addressed.
william May 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM
He will be missed by coworkers, +33 years lot of us still speechless.
Megan Rozsa May 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I'm sorry for your and your coworkers' loss, William.
clh May 26, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Agreed. Several residents of Bath including myself have been asking for a light @ at this location for years. It is an incredibly difficult place to turn out of and there is absolutely NO regard for speed with drivers coming West and East on 18. My heart breaks for all involved. Maybe now someone will listen.


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