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1 killed, 1 injured in Ohio truck accident

On April 1, one Ohio man was killed and another was injured when a large commercial truck crashed in Auglaize County. The accident occurred around 3 p.m.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a straight truck was traveling on Pusheta Road when it veered off the roadway and started to drive down an embankment. The driver of the truck, a 41-year-old Wapokeneta resident, apparently attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the road but overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll over.

The passenger in the truck, a 29-year-old Lima resident, was killed as a result of the accident. He was not wearing a seat belt. The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima for treatment. He was wearing a seat belt. According to authorities, neither speed nor alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash. The truck was carrying grease and animal remains from a rendering facility owned by Wintzer. None of the truck's contents spilled onto the roadway.

Truck accidents can be caused by many factors, including distracted driving and reckless driving. When someone is injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, he or she could be owed compensation for various damages, including pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. When someone is killed by a negligent truck driver, his or her family has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages, including funeral costs and loss of income. A personal injury attorney could review either type of case and push for a fair settlement.

Source: WHIO, "OSP IDs passenger killed, driver in Auglaize County commercial truck crash", April 1, 2019

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