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Defiance woman dies in Ohio crash; 3 hurt

A Defiance woman was killed Saturday morning after her car was struck by a pickup truck in Tiffin Township.

About 10:45 a.m., Janice Thompson was driving southbound on Carpenter Road when she was struck by Edward C. Osborn, who was driving westbound on Banner School Road, according to a statement from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Police said Thompson, 62, was driving a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Carpenter and Banner School roads, where the two vehicles collided.

Osborn’s 2011 GMC pickup truck struck the Grand Am, sending both vehicles off the side of the road, police said.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Defiance County coroner.

A child in her vehicle was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Osborn, 74, from Defiance, and a passenger were transported to Defiance Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

All involved were wearing seat belts at the time, police said.

jcrothers@jg.net

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