The Ohio Highway Patrol continues to investigate the Monday afternoon crash that killed two people who were out on a driving lesson in Waterville Township.Joseph Franks, 16, and Thomas Smith, 48, were pronounced dead at the scene of a two car crash at the intersection of Neapolis-Waterville Road and Heller Road. Franks was taking driven lessons in a vehicle owned by the Key Driving School. Smith was a certified instructor for the company and sitting in the passenger seat.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the teen failed to stop at the intersection and his vehicle was struck by another car. The injuries to the other driver were not life threatening. Sgt. Robert Sellers of the Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a third driver saw the accident unfold. "He was able to estimate on his own, that the vehicle was not slowing down and he was in fear that it was going to run through the stop sign and he saw the collision as it happened," Sgt. Sellers said.
Franks attended Evergreen High School. On Tuesday, students wore red in honor of Franks.