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One dead in crash

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

One person is dead after a head-on collision involving two vehicles at about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 6, near Country Road 260 in Townsend Township.

A person driving a Buick LeSabre was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer involved in the crash was taken to The Bellevue Hospital.

Authorities have not yet released the names of those involved.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said the Buick, headed east, went left of center and struck the oncoming tractor-trailer.

Authorities closed the road and are diverting:

• Westbound traffic on Ohio 269 in Erie County to Ohio 101.

• Eastbound traffic on Ohio 510 to Ohio 412.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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