One killed in Mercer County crash


MERCER COUNTY — The Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash at 9:18 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 33 west of Rockford near the Mercer-Van Wert County line.

David Kimmel, 69, of Rockford was westbound on U.S. Route 33 near the Van Wert County line when he went left of center, overcorrected and drove off the right side of the road. He attempted to drive back onto the roadway when his 2002 Buick Rendezvous overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle.

He was taken by LifeFlight to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where he died of his injuries.

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