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Tiffin man killed, two people seriously injured in US 224 crash




Tiffin, Ohio — A Tiffin man was killed and two people were seriously injured in a three vehicle crash Friday afternoon.

According to the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 2:37 p.m. on US 224 at mile post 4 in Loudon Township, Seneca County.

40-year-old Dwayne Stephens Jr., of Tiffin, was driving a blue 2008 Mercury Milan eastbound on US 224.

69-year-old Eugene L. Ward, of Tiffin, was driving a black 2014 GMC Sierra westbound on US 224.

34-year-old Nolan Taylor Rettig, of Alvada, was driving a white 2015 Ford Transit Connect westbound on US 224 behind Mr. Ward.

The blue Mercury Milan driven by Mr. Stephens and the black GMC Sierra driven by Mr. Ward struck head-on in the westbound lane of US 224, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The GMC Sierra ran off the north side of the road and came to rest in the ditch.

The Mercury Milan came to rest in the roadway, and the white Ford Transit Connect driven by Mr. Rettig was struck by debris and became disabled in the roadway.

Dwayne Stephens Jr. was not wearing a safety belt and died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to OSHP.

Eugene L. Ward was not wearing a safety belt and sustained serious injuries. 65-year-old Patricia Sue Ward, of Tiffin, was the right front passenger in Mr. Ward’s GMC Sierra. She was wearing a safety belt and sustained serious injuries as well. Both were transported from the scene by Mercy Life Flight to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

Nolan Taylor Rettig was wearing a safety belt and was not injured.

Assisting on scene were the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Bascom Fire, Seneca County EMS, Seneca County CERT, the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Seneca County Coroner, and D&D Towing.

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