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Sandusky man killed in SR 420 crash

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Lake Township, Ohio — A Sandusky man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Wood County.

At approximately 10:24 a.m., troopers from the Bowling Green post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the crash on State Route 420, south of Libbey Road in Lake Township.

26-year-old Bryan Dearth, of Clyde, was driving a 2012 Ford F-350 northbound on State Route 420.

40-year-old Richard Haas, of Sandusky, was driving a 2008 Chrysler Town and County, also northbound on State Route 420.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Haas failed to maintain an assured clear distance while approaching Dearth’s vehicle and struck the rear of the Ford F-350.

Dearth was not wearing his seatbelt and suffered minor injuries.

The front passenger of Dearth’s truck, 26-year-old Alexander Pocock, of Bellevue, was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries. Two young children in the rear seats of Dearth’s vehicle were properly fastened in child restraints and suffered minor injuries. OSHP said everyone in Dearth’s vehicle sought medical treatment on their own.

Haas suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Haas was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and was transported to St. Vincent Hospital by Lake Township EMS where he was pronounced deceased.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Lake Township Police Department, Lake Township Fire and EMS, and Vj’s Towing.

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