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2 killed in pickup-semi crash on US 30 in Ohio

November 15, 2018

Two men from Van Wert, Ohio, died in a fiery crash Tuesday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

James M. Patterson, 36, and his passenger, Jeremy A. Shults, 30, were eastbound on U.S. 30 near Delphos, Ohio, at 2:55 p.m. when Patterson lost control of his pickup truck, crashing into a semi going west, the highway patrol at Lima said.

Patterson’s truck burst into flames after the crash. Both men died at the scene, police said.

The semi’s driver, William D. Wolfe, 79, of Westcliffe, Colorado, and his passenger, Linda M. Rinda-Wolfe, 61, were treated for minor injuries and released, the highway patrol said.

The semi was carrying sulfuric acid, a hazardous material, but no leakage was detected. One lane of the highway was closed following the crash, police said.

Seat belts were worn by everyone involved in the crash, the patrol said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Kendallville man found shot, dead

Kendallville police found a man dead from a gunshot wound inside a house in the 100 block of Sargent Street on Wednesday.

The man has not been identified. Police were still investigating the circumstances of the shooting and whether a crime was committed. Police were called at 1:20 p.m.

2 children critical after buggy hit

Two children, ages 9 and 14, were taken to a hospital in critical condition after their pony buggy was struck by a passenger van near Trammel and Cuba roads, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday.

The crash occurred about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver of the van stopped to check on the victims after the crash, said Steve Stone, sheriff’s public information officer.

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