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Deceased Pedestrian In Stryker Overnight Crash Identified


The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Taylor-Edward Sapalo Barber, age 20, of Stryker, Ohio.  The crash still remains under investigation.

Stryker, Williams County — The Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on August 17, 2023, at approximately 10:39 p.m.

The crash occurred on State Route 2 near milepost 14 in Springfield Township, Williams County, Ohio.

Wyatt D. Short, age 21, of Stryker, Ohio, was driving a 2007 Cadillac STS northbound on State Route 2 when he struck the pedestrian that was in the roadway.

The pedestrian was then struck a second time by a 2013 Ford Transit Connect that was driven by Devin L. Wendorf, age 24, of Montpelier, Ohio. Mr. Wendorf was also driving northbound on State Route 2.

Neither Mr. Short, nor Mr. Wendorf were injured, and the pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

State Route 2 was closed for approximately three hours. The Patrol was assisted by the Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Stryker Police Department, Williams County EMS, and Stryker Fire Department.

The identity of the pedestrian remains unknown, and the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this crash, or with information regarding the identity of the pedestrian, is encouraged to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol at (419) 784-0063.


Sheriff Kochert, Coroner Dr. Kevin Park and Lt Rustun Schack Commander of OSP Post 20 are seeking assistance in identifying an accident victim from last evening, August 17, 2023, outside of Stryker on SR-191.

The unidentified male is approximately 5’9 and 200lbs with brown/sandy hair. The male does have a tattoo of a cross on his right arm with writing above and a nose ring.

If you have any information on who this man may be, please contact the Williams County Sheriff’s Office at 419-636-3151, the Williams County Coroner’s Office at 419-633-5436 or OSP Post 20 at 419-784-0063.

Also, if you were a witness to the events leading up to last night’s accident, please contact one of the numbers above.

Any and all information is greatly appreciated.


The pedestrian has been indentified.

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