In Memory of Mark Schaas

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (WKBN) – A beloved New Castle sports announcer has died after a fiery crash involving five vehicles, including three semi trucks, in North Jackson.

The chain-reaction crash happened on I-76 westbound at mile post 59 — near the Route 45 overpass — around 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 53-year-old Mark Schaas. He was killed at the scene after his vehicle was forced into a semi truck.

Beloved New Castle sports announcer killed in fiery I-76 crash; Four others were taken to the hospital, three of which had serious injuries, June 29, 2017, WKBN27, Abbie Schrader

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