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Fostoria woman dies in two-vehicle crash: OSHP




Fostoria, Ohio — A Fostoria woman was pronounced dead after a two-vehicle crash in Jackson Township on Friday.

The Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which occurred at approximately 1:54 p.m. on State Route 12 at the intersection with County Road 592 in Jackson Township, Seneca County.

69-year-old Karen Roth, of Fostoria, was driving a white 2003 Chevrolet Impala west bound on County Road 592.

26-year-old Joseph C. Hart, of Apple Creek, Ohio, was driving a white 2015 Ford F-350 pulling a utility trailer southwest bound on State Route 12.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Roth failed to yield from the stop sign at the intersection, pulled into the path of Hart, and was struck on the passenger side of her vehicle.

Both vehicles then traveled off the northwest corner of the intersection, struck wires from a utility pole, and came to rest in the yard of a private residence.

Roth was transported to Fostoria Hospital where she was later pronounced dead as a result of the injuries she sustained. She was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash, troopers said.

Hart sustained minor injuries and was not transported from the scene.

At this time, drug and/or alcohol impairment is not suspected but remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Fire Department, Seneca County EMS, John’s Towing, and Reinhart Towing.

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