Kent student dies in collision with snow plow

Erin Dean

STREETSBORO- A 21-year-old Kent State student died Friday night after his car slid into a snow plow in Streetsboro.

According to Streetsboro police news release, Shawn Wilkes lost control of his car on Ohio 303 and began sliding sideways until he crashed into the snow plow shortly after 6 p.m.

Michael Bair, the snow plow driver, was unhurt, but Wilkes was taken to Robinson Memorial Hospital and later was moved to Akron City Hospital, where he died.

KentWired columnist Nick Baker remembers Shawn Wilkes. Read more.