LC man dies following Waterville crash

WATERVILLE –The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on US 24 near State Route 64 in Waterville Township. The crash occurred Tuesday, 2022 at approximately 4:07 p.m.

A 2006 Kenworth T800 was eastbound on US 24 driven by William Ogle, age 46 of Oregon, Ohio. A 1998 Isuzu Trooper driven by Bryan Barker, age 54 of Liberty Center was also eastbound on US 24. According to the Highway Patrol, Barker failed to maintain an assured clear distance, and struck Ogle in the rear trailer.

Ogle did not sustain any injuries as a result of the crash. Barker was taken by ground ambulance to Toledo Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Safety belts are unknown at this time for Barker.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Waterville Police Department, Waterville Township Police Department, and Waterville Fire Department.

The crash remains under investigation.