FREDERICKTOWN — A car calculated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol to be traveling at 115 mph was involved in a high-speed crash Monday night. The patrol said Michael Vandeberg, 64, Mount Vernon, was leaving a Wednesday night horse show and drove onto the Ohio 13 bypass at Waterford Road, when he was hit by a car driven by Eric Lyons, 18, Fredericktown. Lyons was traveling about 75 mph.
Another car, driven by Stephen Burnside, 19, also of Fredericktown, was traveling at a speed of 115 mph as calculated by the patrol, and ran into Vandeberg’s trailer. Burnside and Lyons were taken by the Fredericktown EMS squad to Knox Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threating injuries. Burnside has been charged with speed.
The patrol said Burnside and Lyons were trying out their cars, heading north and drag racing. Three OSHP troopers worked about three hours reconstructing the crash. The bypass was closed for nearly an hour, then opened to one-way traffic.
A dog running onto New Delaware Road apparently was the cause of a motorcyle crash about 7:50 a.m. today. The crash was about a half mile from Harcourt Road. The name of the rider and other details were not available at press time.