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Ohio troopers identify victims in US 20 crash that killed 1, sent another to hospital

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WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday morning in Wood County.

Troopers say the crash happened on US 20 near Lemoyne Rd. in Troy Township around 6:30 a.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, troopers learned that a 2002 Chevy Cavalier driven by Jesse T. Cutcher, 29, of Gibsonburg, was traveling eastbound on US 20.


A 2007 Chevy 2500 pickup truck driven by Christopher L. Kugler, 22, of Carrollton, was traveling westbound on US 20 when it went left of center and struck Cutcher’s vehicle.

Cutcher was pronounced dead on-scene after both vehicles came to a rest in the eastbound lane of US 20.

Kugler was transported to Bay Park Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

US 20 remained closed for approximately three and a half hours.

The crash remains under investigation and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on-scene by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Troy Township Fire Department.

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