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Verbatim: Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash

Written statement released by the Ohio State Highway patrol regarding the fatal crash in Van Wert.

Van Wert -The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Van Wert Post is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 6:15 P. M. Wednesday afternoon on Dutch John Road within the intersection of Convoy Road northwest of VanWert.

A 2012 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Vineet N. Parkhe, age 26, Fairlawn, Ohio was westbound on Convoy Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Dutch John Road and struck a southbound 1994 Ford Mustang driven by Tamela S. Gibson, age 41, Scott. Ohio. Mrs. Gibson was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Scott Jarvis, Van Wert County Coroner. Both the driver and passenger Daniel S. Stoecker, age 25, Babylon, New York were transported from the scene to the Van Wert County Hospital where they were treated and released.

The Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Van Wert Fire & EMS, Scott Fire & EMS and the Van Wert County Sheriff's Department.

The crash is still under investigation.

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