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Friday, March 21, 2014 8:20 PM

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MARION TOWNSHIP — The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday on Piquad Road near State Route 66 in Marion Township.

The victim has been identified as Mark A. Hamilton, 50, of Elida. Hamilton was operating a pickup truck and was eastbound on Piquad Road when he struck a semi tractor-trailer parked on the roadway in the wrong lane of travel. The semi was left unattended with its headlights on, facing westbound in the eastbound lane while waiting to load livestock from a local farm.


Hamilton was not wearing his seat belt and was trapped inside the vehicle after the head on collision.


Delphos Fire and EMS responded to the scene and removed Hamilton using mechanical means. Delphos EMS transported him to St. Rita’s Medical Center but attempts to save his life were unsuccessful.

The tractor-trailer was parked on the roadway by Benjamin L. Reinhart, 39. Reinhart was away from his vehicle at the time of the collision and was uninjured.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Last Updated on Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:03 PM

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