28-year-old woman identified as victim in Auglaize County crash

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28-year-old woman identified as victim in Auglaize County crash

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 11:56 a.m.: The victim of a fatal accident near St. Johns Twp. has been identified as Brittney Schankle.

The 28-year-old Canton woman died after a collision with a semi-truck on U.S. 33 late Thursday, according to the Ohio State Patrol Wapakoneta post.

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The driver of the semi-truck was treated on the scene and released, according to patrol.

UPDATE @ 4:35 a.m.: U.S. 33 has reopened in both directions following a fatal crash that occurred at the State Route 65 intersection near St. Johns Twp. in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @ 3:50 a.m: The driver of a minivan was killed after a head-on collision involving a semitrailer occurred on U.S. 33 near St. Johns Twp. in Auglaize County late Thursday night.

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According to troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Wapakoneta Post, around midnight the minivan driver was traveling eastbound on U.S. 33 when it went left of center. This caused the van to make head-on impact with a semitrailer that was traveling westbound near the intersection of State Route 65.

The driver of the minivan was pronounced dead on scene. An Auglaize County coroner's investigator responded to the incident.

No word if the semi-truck driver suffered injuries due to the crash.

U.S. 33 has been closed in both directions for nearly four hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

The identity of the minivan driver was not immediately available.

INITIAL REPORT

One person has been killed in a reported head-on collision involving a car and a semitrailer on state Route 65 North and U.S. 33, in St. Johns Twp. east of Wapakoneta, in Auglaize County.

U.S. 33 is closed in both directions until further notice, according to a dispatcher with the Ohio State Highway Patrol post at Wapakoneta.

The accident was reported about midnight.

An Auglaize County coroner's investigator is on scene. We're hearing the person killed is a female who was in the car. There is no word about the truck driver.

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