Two sport utility vehicles operated by area residents collided along Sipes Mill Road on Wednesday, October 1, state police elaborated. Thirty-four-year-old Harrisonville resident Kevin W. Shafer was turning left onto Sipes Mill Road from Back Ridge Road and pulled his 2002 Ford Explorer into the path of a southbound 1997 Jeep Cherokee operated by Mark H. Deike, 42, of Needmore.
Neither Shafer or Deike were wearing seat belts. Shafer's 8-yearold female passenger was utilizing a seat belt, and all three escaped injury. Shafer will be charged with a stop-sign violation in conjunction with the 6:30 p.m. accident in Licking Creek Township.