MOUNT GILEAD — A 23-year-old Johnstown man lost his life following a motor vehicle accident Wednesday on Ohio 13 at Murray Road, south of Mount Vernon.



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10 Responses to “Johnstown man killed in accident on Ohio 13”

  1. my2centsworth

    Doesnt matter who or where this man is from……… hes dead! He’s loved & missed by family & friends, regardless if hes from Mars or Mt Vernon or Africa. Geeesh people…really!
    Anyway….. My point is,….. that spot in the road on Murry & 13 is a tragedy ready to happen.
    I wasnt surprised much to hear about someone crashing.
    It feels like the road isnt graded right. It slopes to the left too much, & when you go to make a left turn, the car tilts waaaay too much.
    You have to almost stop to make a left turn there, or it feels like your gonna tip over.
    I’m just sorry this happened.

  2. ...

    it doesnt he was a relitive to alot of ppl in croton and JOHNSTOWN.

  3. CAH

    please note. We also need to keep the other to accident victims and their families in our prayers as well.

  4. CAH

    I have to agree with Poz. Keith ALWAYS had a smile on his face. I have 3 children who was friends with Keith, 1 in which graduated with him and 2 that was in the band with him. Keith loved to laugh and have a good time. He will be greatly missed. Keep Keith’s family and friends in your prayers.

  5. alicia

    it may not be relavant to you but to those of us who first heard about the accident naming him as a “johnstown” resident we didnt realize that it was a close friend of ours that we went to scholl with laughed with and even spent time with. SO for us who care about him and have been affected by his passing it would have helped all of us to find out sooner by them naming him as an applevalley resident or Georogia since thats where he was based while serving YOUR country in the air force. thats why it matters

  6. Poz

    I am honored to have had Keith in class at East Knox. He was an amazing young man who proudly served our country. I never saw him without a smile on his face, and a kind word for others. He will be missed tremendously.

  7. Kristin

    we do not consider Keith Homestad Jr. a Johnstown man. He was a lifelong resident of Knox Co. and an East Knox 2005 graduate. His father still owns 2 homes in Apple Valley even though he is presently residing in Johnstown.

  8. Kristin

    please note. Keith Homstad Jr. was a life long resident of Knox Co. and an East Knox 2005 graduate. His father still owns 2 homes in apple valley even though he(the father) is presently residing in Johnstown. So we don’t consider Keith a Johnstown man.