Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Press release on fatal crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol Media Release
For Immediate Release: April 14, 2009
Contact: Lt. D.L. Eck (937) 832-4794

Greenville – Troopers from the Dayton Post are investigating a fatal crash that occurred this morning at approximately 9AM on US 127, approximately one mile north of the City of Greenville in Darke County.

Troopers say that Ruth N. Bowman, age 72, of Elida, Ohio, was driving south on US127 in a 2000 Buick Park Avenue. Mrs. Bowman drove her vehicle left of center and collided with a 1979 International truck loaded with corn, driven by Michael K. Blauser, age 63 of Bradford, Ohio.

Mrs. Bowman was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael Blauser was taken by Greenville Twp. Fire and EMS to Wayne Hospital in Greenville for treatment of serious visible injuries.

Troopers say that Mrs. Bowman was wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash. Mr. Blauser was not wearing his safety belt.

US127 will be closed until approximately 4 PM while crews work on clearing the scene.

[received from the Ohio State Highway Patrol via email]

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