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Willard mother dead in Seneca County crash

Sandusky Register • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

A Willard woman died Tuesday morning when her car struck a tractor-trailer on a Seneca County road, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

Victoria McKelvey, 38, of the 800 block of Dale Ave. in Willard, was pronounced dead at the scene. McKelvey's daughter, Electa McKelvey, 7, was flown from the crash scene to a Toledo hospital, where she remains in serious condition. 

The crash was at about 11:10 a.m. at U.S. 224 at Ohio 587 in Loudon Township.

McKelvey was driving a 2003 Pontiac Vibe south on Ohio 587 when her car ran a stop sign at U.S. 224, troopers said. The vehicle ran into a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was headed west on U.S. 224.

The driver of the tractor trailer was Bryan Hughes, 34, of North Leutz Road in Oak Harbor.

McKelvey, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from her vehicle, troopers said. Electa was in a child's booster seat on the left side of the car's back seat, although troopers said the the girl's booster seat was not properly secured.

Electa was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

Seneca County deputies and Bascom firefighters and state transportation workers assisted at the scene, as the road was closed for about three hours.

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