Damon Mauk accident: Young wrestler died in a tragic car accident


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The Ohio Highway Patrol’s Mansfield Post is looking into a deadly single-vehicle accident that happened on Saturday at 6:22 p.m. on Mansfield Lucas Road and Rummel Road in Monroe Township.

Lucas Cubs varsity wrestler Damon Mauk 18-year-old was killed in a car crash in Ohio. Damon was a bright and enthusiastic young man, he had just received his high school diploma. Many of them who knew Damon Mauk were left in absolute shock when they heard the news of his passing.

However, he will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind, compassionate, and wonderful human being who had a positive impact on everyone he met. Keep scrolling to learn more details on Damon Mauk’s accident.

Lucas teen Damon Mauk killed in crash

Over the weekend in Richland County, an automobile accident claimed the life of an 18-year-old male. According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release, it occurred just before 6:30 p.m. on June 24 in Monroe Township close to the junction of Mansfield Lucas and Rummel roads.

In a 1998 Ford Mustang, the driver, 18-year-old Damon Mauk, was traveling southeast on Mansfield Lucas Road when he lost control and veered off the road, colliding with a sign and a tree. He was delivered by ambulance to a medical facility in Mansfield, where he passed away.

Before his passing, Damon was a member of the Lucas Cubs Varsity Wrestling team in Oho. Moreover, Damon had just obtained his high school diploma, which signaled the start of an exciting new chapter before his passing. His demise is lamented by his loved ones and friends.

Damon’s mom’s statement

Read the following emotional message posted by Damon’s mom Andrea Mauk Akinyemi on her official Facebook page:

Please pray for my beautiful son. There was no light brighter than him. It should have been me. I didn’t even get to hold him. The loss is infinite. All I have left is memories. I can’t even comprehend this.

Damon asked me when he got his license if he should be an organ donor, I told him the choice was his. Turns out he donated everything, he cared for others right up until the end. I need to step away from this, my only son and existence for living.

Additionally, Lucas Cubs Varsity Wrestling posted the sad news on Facebook. They called Damon Mauk a “gentle giant” and said he had the largest heart and the sweetest voice.

Damon gave everything he had 110% in, according to the varsity wrestling team, and had accomplished a lot. However, the young wrestler’s team lamented the fact that he still had a lot of life to live. They asked that everyone remember Damon Mauk’s mother, his family, and the wrestling community in their prayers.

What was the cause of the accident?

The incident happened on Saturday at 6:22 p.m. in Monroe Township on Mansfield-Lucas Road near Rummel Road, according to the patrol, which released a statement about it on Tuesday.

According to troopers, a 1998 Ford Mustang driven by Damon Mauk, 18, was traveling southeast on Mansfield-Lucas Road at the time.

The patrol reported that Mauk lost control of the car, veered off the right side of the road, and collided with a tree and a sign. At the time, authorities claimed, he was the only person in the automobile.

The patrol said that after being taken to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mauk passed away from his wounds. Mauk competed on the Lucas High School wrestling team and made it to the district tournament last year in the 285-pound weight division.

The collision is being investigated, according to Lt. Jason Murfield, commander of the Mansfield Post, on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the preliminary report, Mauk was navigating a bend when the accident occurred, he claimed. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe Township Fire Department provided assistance to the OSHP at the scene of the collision.

Who was Damon Mauk?

Damon was a bright and vivacious young man who sadly lost his life in a car accident. Damon had just received his high school diploma, the start of a bright future that was tragically cut short.

His family was heartbroken by this loss and to assist the Mauk family with funeral expenses, a GoFundMe campaign was started.

Damon was a remarkable person who had a positive impact on everyone he met. He had a wonderful ability to make everyone around him feel seen and loved because of his contagious laughter and cheerful demeanor.

Damon’s excitement was contagious, making an impression on everyone he met, whether it was through his love of dancing or his passion for wrestling. Damon’s preference for wearing all-black attire was one of his lovable idiosyncrasies.

He would frequently ask his mother if, despite the fact that it was usually black, the outfit he had chosen looked okay. Those who knew him enjoyed his distinctive style, which was a manifestation of his personality on the outside.

Damon Mauk GoFundMe

There is a GoFundMe campaign set up to assist with funeral costs. By Tuesday afternoon, 246 donors had contributed close to $15,000.

All expenses associated with the funeral, including the memorial service, burial preparations, travel, and other related charges, will be fully covered by the donations. Family members will announce the death and funeral arrangements for Damon Mauk later.

People who know Damon send their sincere condolences and sincere prayers to his family 

Billy Caudill said,

Andrea Mauk Akinyemi please keep sharing these moments. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He shines so brightly.

Kristi ‘Auen’ Terpstra said,

Girl my heart is breaking for you! I can NOT even imagine what you are going through right now! My heart goes out to you my friend. I’m here for you if you need someone to talk to. Love You.

Deakila Edwards said,

Oh Andi I’m so so sorry. Completely devastating. His personality was like no other. No better way to put it, no brighter light than him… His happy vibe was infectious. I loved these posts of him singing and dancing! You have an army behind you all. We are here for you for anything. Love you girl!!

Stacy Smith Isabel said,

Continued prayers for you and your family. My heart breaks for you. Sending you so much love.

Bronwen Armor Shaffer said,

From a mother to a mother my heart is broken in pieces for you…. For everything you are going through! I have been praying for you since yesterday and will continue to pray! If you need anything at all plz let me know!!!

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Damon family during this difficult time.


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