Last updated: December 29. 2013 9:12PM - 2178 Views
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ANTWERP — A Cecil man was listed in stable condition in Indiana after a Sunday crash in Paulding county.

The Van Wert post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was investigating the crash that occurred at about 3:15 p.m. on state Route 49 at county Road 162.

A 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Jack Delong, 62, of Cecil, was stopped facing west on county Road 162 at state Route 49, according to troopers. Drew Taylor, 20, of Antwerp, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup south on Route 49. Delong failed to yield to Taylor and proceeded west, attempting to cross the highway. Taylor struck Delong’s pickup and both trucks went off the southwest side of the intersection. Taylor’s truck subsequently struck a utility pole. Both vehicles were disabled after coming to rest in a field.

Delong was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Taylor was wearing his seat belt, which helped to minimize his injuries, troopers said.

Delong was flown to Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., by helicopter where he was listed as stable. Taylor refused treatment of minor injuries at the scene and was released by on-scene medical personnel, according to troopers.

Troopers said alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the crash. State Route 49 was briefly closed between county Road 162 and state Route 111 because of utility wires hanging low over the roadway.

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