Head-on crash kills Spencerville man


By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



WAPAKONETA — A head-on crash in Mercer County left a Spencerville man dead.

According to a news release from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Timothy Huffman, 32, was driving westbound on U.S. Route 33, west of Sites Road in Mercer County just before 8 p.m. Friday.

His vehicle went left of center into the eastbound lane. The driver of an eastbound vehicle, Shirley Price, 71, of Rockford, tried to avoid Huffman’s car and went into the westbound lane and was struck by Huffman’s car.

Price and a passenger were taken to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She was taken by LifeFlight to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center while her passenger, Marion Price was taken to the same hospital by Rockford EMS.

Huffman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Reports indicate Huffman was not wearing a properly adjusted seat belt. Both Shirley and Marion Price were.

Alcohol is not suspected in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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By Sam Shriver

sshriver@limanews.com

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