1 killed in Putnam County crash


LEIPSIC — A single-vehicle crash ended in a fatality early Sunday.

Shelly R. Bennett, 48, of Leipsic, crashed her 2004 Ford Escape while traveling south on county Road 7.

She traveled off the right side of the road and hit a guardrail end, then overcorrecting and going off the other side of the road where she hit a deep ditch embankment and her car stopped, according to a release from the Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 1:05 a.m. and alcohol was not believed to have been a factor.

When first responders arrived at the scene, Bennett was unresponsive and died at the scene. Her seat belt was not properly adjusted, according to the release.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Leipsic Fire and EMS also helped at the scene.

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