DELPHOS — A Sunday night traffic accident in Marion Township claimed the life of a Delphos man.
According to a statement from the Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred at approximately 10:36 p.m. on Kiggins Road, north of Ridge Road, in Allen County.
The patrol said a 2000 GMC Jimmy operated by Peter Vasquez, 57, of Delphos, was northbound on Kiggins Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at Ridge Road. The vehicle traveled off the road, struck a utility pole and overturned.
Vasquez was pronounced dead on scene by Allen County Coroner Dr. John Meyer. The crash resulted in a closure of Kiggins Road at Ridge Road due to downed power lines. The roadway has since been reopened.
The patrol was assisted on scene by Delphos Fire Department and EMS personnel and Kenny’s Auto Wrecking. Alcohol use is believed to be a factor in the crash and seat belt use is unknown. The crash remains under investigation.