Ohio City man dies in Wednesday accident

VAN WERT — An Ohio Cit man died in an automobile accident Wednesday morning.

The fatal accident occurred at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of of State Road and Mendon Road. George Brake, 58, of Ohio City died after being struck on the driver’s side by a 2011 Ford F-250 driven by Babette Stewart, 37, of Van Wert.

Van Wert County Coroner Dr. Scott Jarvis, pronounced Brake dead at the scene. Stewart was transported to Van Wert County Hospital by Brickner Ambulance service for her injuries from the crash.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Alcohol is believed to not be factor in the accident.

Van Wert County Sheriff Riggenbach said the accident remained under investigation. Assisting at the scene were Ohio City Fire and EMS, Straightline Body and Paint and 2A’s.