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No injuries in car vs. semi crash

Alex Green • May 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM

No one was hurt in what authorities described as a violent collision between a Ford Taurus and an 18-wheel Kenworth truck.

The two vehicles, contrasting in size, collided on U.S. 20 at the intersection of County Road 175 in Clyde around 5 p.m. Sunday. “It’s very, very lucky no one was hurt” Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Angel Burgos said. The female driver of the Ford, whose name was not immediately available, tried to make a left turn from the stop sign on County Road 175 facing U.S. 20. She had two passengers with her. The truck was traveling eastbound. “She struck the left side of the truck” Burgos said.

Both vehicles were disabled and towed from the scene. The Ford displayed significantly more damage than the truck, particularly to its front. Parts of the Ford were scattered throughout the highway, some parts as far as about 50 yards from one another. Robert McClellan, 57, of Stryker, was driving the truck. His truck did not show visible signs of damage, but his truck began leaking a small amount of fuel, Burgos said.

This approximately quarter-mile chunk of U.S. 20 was closed for more than an hour. Alcohol was not a factor, police said.

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