A Mt Sterling man dies in the crash at Rt 22 and Bogus Road
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has recorded the second traffic related death in as many days. The most recent fatality traffic crash has claimed the life of a 49-year-old Madison County man on Tuesday evening. The crash was reported at 7:35pm.
According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, the deceased has been identified as Paul J. Knecht of Mt. Sterling. Knecht was operating his motorcycle eastbound on U.S. Route 22 SE when a car driven by 16-year-old Amber R. Pence of Washington C.H, pulled into the path of the Knecht vehicle from the intersection with Bogus Road. The two vehicles collided in the intersection, ejecting Knecht and a passenger on the motorcycle, identified as his spouse, 37-year-old Cheryl L. Knecht.
Paul and Cheryl Knecht were transported from the scene by Fayette County E.M.S. to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Cheryl Knecht was transferred from Fayette County Memorial Hospital to the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for further medical treatment. Paul Knecht was pronounced dead at Fayette Memorial Hospital.