|One dead in crash on US 127 South|
|Monday, May 19, 2014 8:00 PM|
TIMES BULLETIN STAFF REPORT
OHIO CITY — A Monday afternoon crash southwest of Ohio City has taken the life of a 76-year-old Centerville, Ohio woman.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Carole B. Dunaway was northbound of US 127 around 12:20 p.m. Monday when her 2002 Buick crossed the center line directly into the path of an oncoming Freightliner tractor-trailer rig. The vehicles hit head on near the intersection of US 127 and Walnut Grove Church Rd., about six miles south of Van Wert.
The semi was driven by Ben A. Bernard, 69, Zionsville, Ohio. He was taken to Van Wert Hospial where he was treated for minor injuries. Dunaway was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office by Brickner EMS. US 127 was closed for part of the afternoon while the crash scene was cleared.
Assisting the Highway Patrol were Ohio City Fire and EMS, Brickner EMS, The Van Wert County Coroner’s Office, and the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. Seat belts were in use.