Single Car Crash Near Fayette Claims Life Of Four Month Old Baby


Gorham Twp. – The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle fatal crash which occurred at approximately 4:00 A.M. on County Road R east of County Road 26 in Gorham Township, Fulton County.

Erik Makula, age 28, from Delta, Ohio was driving a 2008 Pontiac G6 westbound on County Road R east of County Road 26. Mr. Makula drove off the right side of the road striking several trees. Mr. Makula sustained serious injuries and was taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center.

After striking the trees, the backseat passenger, Edan Makula, age 4 months, from Delta, Ohio was ejected from the vehicle coming to rest along the right side of the road. He was also taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center where he succumb to his injuries.

The front seat passenger, Jessica Wilson, age 18, of Delta, Ohio was seriously injured as well, and was transported to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center by Life Flight.

The crash remains under investigation at this time and no charges have been filed. Alcohol and drug use is unknown.  The use of seatbelts is also unknown for the driver and front seat passenger, at this time. The child was seated in a child seat, however, he was not secured properly in the child seat.

The Toledo Post was assisted on scene by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette Police Department, Gorham Fayette Fire Department, Delta Fire Department, Morenci Fire Department, Life Flight and Superior Towing.


6 Comments on "Single Car Crash Near Fayette Claims Life Of Four Month Old Baby"

  1. This is unbelievably heartbreaking. My prayers are with the family.
    On a side note, it really bothers me when news articles/shows use these over-the-top graphics when reporting fatalities.
    is very much in your face, and honestly reminds me of similar graphics in Mortal Kombat.
    I am a graphic designer and I just do not understand why this needs to appear this way. The headline itself is enough to draw attention, the graphics in the way in which they are presented honestly gives me the feeling that it is lowbrow and and flippant. You’re not the only news outlet that uses these, far from it. I just felt like my opinion needed stated, rant over.

  2. How about spelling his name correctly. Its Eric not Erik.

  3. Eric is the correct spelling not with a K. And Eden is spelled with an e not an a. If you are going to do an article get the spelling correct first.

    • Newspaper Staff | July 3, 2020 at 2:22 pm | Reply

      Sarah – Press Releases to the media, including the spelling of names, come directly from the Ohio Highway Patrol. Please contact their office with the concern, this release went out to all area media outlets in the region. We have requested an updated release with any name corrections.

  4. Newspaper staff, might it not be more polite to say “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We received this information from the Ohio Highway Patrol. I’m sorry the spellings were incorrect, and we will include the correct spelling in any further press releases.”

  5. I agree, lets get the spelling of his name correct so when people search him, the correct past comes up. You will see that he has been in jail multiple times, theft, drugs… Jessica is the under age girl he got pregnant for the first time when she was 16 and he was a 26 year old man. Again got her pregnant just before her 18th birthday. Out at 4am with a newborn baby? Driving in the area that just so happens to be where his drug dealer lives..hmm.. Let’s connect these dots. Hopefully they both survive so they can be taken care of by the justice system. Isn’t looking hopeful for Eric though..

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