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Monday, October 26th, 2015

Crash victim dies

By Jared Mauch
FORT RECOVERY - A 10-year-old boy died Saturday at Children's Hospital, Dayton, from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Oct. 13.
Wyatt M. Shauver, the son of David and Kathi Shauver, 203 E. Milligan St., Fort Recovery, had remained in critical condition at the hospital since the crash at the intersection of Sharpsburg and St. Peter roads.
His twin brother, Zane T. Shauver, also was injured in the accident. He was treated at and released from the hospital.
The twins were occupants in a sport utility vehicle driven by their father, David Shauver, 40. He claimed injury but was not transported at the scene.
No one in the Shauver vehicle was wearing a seat belt, according to a report from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.
The driver of the second vehicle, a pickup truck, was Steven Kramer, 55, Versailles, who also claimed injury but was not transported by squad. He reportedly was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The report said David Shauver was driving the SUV south on St. Peter Road in Gibson Township at 6:24 p.m. when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Sharpsburg Road. Kramer's eastbound pickup truck struck the right side of the SUV, causing both vehicles to travel off the road and come to rest in a field in the southeast corner of the intersection.
Wyatt Shauver was a fourth-grade student at Fort Recovery Elementary School.
"He was a bright, energetic boy," school superintendent Jason Firks said this morning.
A stress management team was on hand at the school today to help students and staff cope with the tragedy, he said. A memorial service is planned, Firks added.
Shauver was a member of the Fort Pioneers 4-H Club in Fort Recovery, played football and participated in a pee wee football league in Portland, Ind.
Besides his parents and twin brother, the child also is survived by two brothers, Tyler and Xavier, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His obituary with complete funeral service information appears in today's newspaper.

Correction:
Wyatt Shauver was a fifth-grade student at Fort Recovery Middle School.
The error was made in reporting.
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