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TODAY IS Friday February 23rd
1 Dead, 4 Critically Injured After Head-on Collision
Monday May 15, 2017 1:06pm
Van Wert, OH - Willshire Road

By: Sheila McCrea

One woman was killed in a head-on crash in Van Wert County Sunday afternoon.

According to the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department, the collision happened between two vehicles on State Road 81 between Willshire Eastern Road and State Road 49 around 11:45 a.m.

Investigative reports indicate that a vehicle driven by Michael Schlenker, 67, Wapakoneta, collided with a vehicle driven by Stephanie Wysong, 32, Willshire.

A passenger in Schlenker’s vehicle, 57-year-old Joyce Schlenker, was killed. Mr. Schlenker was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition.

Wysong had two boys in her car, aged 12 and 7. They were all taken to a Fort Wayne hospital. All three were last listed in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s department report.

Investigators said all five people in both cars were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

A cause has not yet been determined by authorities. The incident is under investigation.

(Photo Courtesy: Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department)
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