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Willard man dies in accident Staff




HURON COUNTY, Ohio — A Willard man died in an accident that took place Friday evening, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers are investigating the fatal crash that took place around 8:40 p.m. Friday on Ladow Road south of May Road in Huron County.

A 2011 Chevrolet, driven by Franklin Nester, of Willard, went off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and came into contact with a stop sign before coming to a rest, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Nester sustained incapacitating injuries and was taken to Willard Hospital.

He was later transported by helicopter to a Toledo area hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Saturday.

Nester was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and alcohol and/or drug usage is unknown at this time.

The crash is still under investigation.

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