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Woman killed, 2-year-old among four injured in Huron County crash: OSHP




Norwalk, Ohio — A woman was killed and four people, including a 2-year-old child, were injured in a two-vehicle crash shortly before noon Monday.

The Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which occurred at 11:52 a.m. on Old State Road at Boughtonville Road in Ripley Township, Huron County.

25-year-old Drake Lucas Reed, of Sandusky, Ohio, was driving a white 2008 Jeep Patriot northbound on Old State Road. 38-year-old Timbra Deann Conley was a passenger in the Jeep along with a two-year-old child.

31-year-old Marcia Nicole Barnett, of Greenwich, Ohio, was driving a black 2009 Chrysler Town and Country westbound on Boughtonville Road. 39-year-old Jackie Elizabeth Biddle, of Detroit, Michigan, was a passenger in the minivan.

Reed failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection of Old State Road and Boughtonville Road and struck the Chrysler minivan being driven by Barnett.

Both vehicles traveled off the north side of the roadway after the collision.

Reed was not wearing a seatbelt, according to OSHP, and was ejected from the vehicle. He received serious injuries and was transported by Mercy Life Flight to Ohio Health Mansfield.

Conley was not wearing a seatbelt and was also ejected from the vehicle, OSHP said. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Huron County Coroner.

The two-year-old child was in a child safety seat that was not properly secured. He received possible injuries and was transported by Willard EMS to Mercy Hospital Willard.

Barnett was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was extricated from the vehicle by mechanical means. She received serious injuries and was transported by North Central EMS to Fisher Medical Center.

Biddle was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and received possible injuries. She was transported from the scene by EMS.

Failure to yield and unsafe speed are suspected factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on the scene by the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Willard Fire/EMS, North Central EMS, Mercy Life Flight, the Huron County Coroner’s Office, and A&M Towing.

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