A car struck and killed a man who was trying to fix his pickup Sunday afternoon along a highway near Paulding, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Paul D. Keeler, 63, of Paulding had lost the left front wheel on his 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck.
He was stopped on the side of U.S. 127 off the road, about three miles south of Paulding, the patrol said.
Jon Gideon of Gideons Towing & Recovery was helping Keeler replace the wheel about 2 p.m. Gideons flatbed tow truck, with its yellow emergency lights flashing, was parked in front of the pickup, the patrol said.
Walter Harris, 88, of Van Wert was driving north on U.S. 127. When he reached the broken-down pickup, he did not move over far enough and the right front bumper of his 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis hit Keeler.
The impact threw Keeler and Gideon onto the bed of the tow truck, the patrol said.
All three men were taken to Paulding County Hospital in Paulding.
Keeler was pronounced dead after arriving.
Gideon, 51, was treated for minor injuries.
Harris was taken for observation and later released.
The crash is under investigation.