Fatal crash investigated in Van Wert County

CONVOY — A collision between a semitrailer and a pickup truck has left one person dead.

Clarence Radabaugh, 62, of Cloverdale, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the Van Wert post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Radabaugh was driving his truck south on state Route 49 at about 3:35 p.m. Friday when he failed to yield to a semitrailer driven west on U.S. 30 by Jose Martinez, 47, of Elkhart, Indiana.

The semitrailer pushed the truck into the median and into the westbound lane, and the semitrailer overturned on the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30.

Martinez was treated and released at Van Wert Health. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The roads have since been reopened.


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