Funeral arrangements have been made for Kevin J. Gutzwiller, 33, of Hamilton, who died Saturday afternoon in an auto accident on snow-covered roads in Indiana on westbound I-74.
According to police, Gutzwiller died after being trapped under the vehicle that driver Hannah L. May, 25, of Okeana, lost control of near the 161.5 mile-marker around 4:40 p.m. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled before coming to rest, inverted off the roadway.
In addition to the snow-covered roads, an investigation revealed May’s vehicle was believed to have been going too fast for the existing weather and roadway conditions. She and two other passengers, including a 5-year-old boy, were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Family and friends remembered Gutzwiller as a good family man who was a pleasure to be around and was always willing to lend a hand to those who needed help.
His cousin, Anthony Carter, said Gutzwiller was “a good dad and a great family man, along with being a good friend.”
Gutzwiller was a graduate of Ross High School and is survived by his parents Raymond and Melinda and his children, Autmn, Amarie and Deegan.
“Kevin was really good to his kids and he will be missed…such a tragic loss,” said Mark Bradford, who along with many others took to social media to send prayers and condolences to the family.
Gutzwiller’s family described him as “very adventurous and loved unconditionally,” adding that, “he enjoyed quad racing with his kids and fishing. He would do anything for anybody and was a great dad.”
A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton Cleves Rd. in Ross.
Blessing Service will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made on behalf of the family to the funeral home for a cemetery monument in Gutzwiller’s honor.