Car hits truck; 1 dead
A Willard woman was killed and her daughter was seriously injured after a two-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck Tuesday morning at the intersection of SR 587 and US 224.
According to a release from the State Highway Patrol, Victoria N. McKelvey, 38, was traveling south on SR 587 in a 2003 Pontiac Vibe when she ran the stop sign and struck a westbound semi-truck on US 224 driven by Bryan K. Hughes, 34, of Oak Harbor.
McKelvey, who was thrown from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. She had not been wearing a seat belt, according to the release.
Her daughter, Electa McKelvey, 7, also of Willard, who was in the backseat of the vehicle, was transported by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
A spokeswoman from St. Vincent said Tuesday evening a patient condition was not available.
According to the release, Electa was in a child booster seat, but it was not properly secured at the time of the crash.
A state highway patrol trooper at the scene said Hughes declined treatment.
A spokeswoman from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said personnel from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Bascom fire and EMS, NBS fire and New Riegel EMS and the Echo unit responded to the accident, which was reported at 11:08 a.m.
US 224 was closed for about three hours while emergency personnel were on scene and a detour was set up by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the release states.