Man injured, horse dead following crash


PROVIDENCE Twp. – The Ohio State Highway Patrol Toledo Post is currently investigating an injury crash that left one man injured and a horse dead. It occurred on Saturday, at approximately 9 p.m. on Old US24 near Jeffers Road in Providence Township.

Michelle Leverette, 49, of Swanton and David Glenn, 50, of Grand Rapids were riding horseback eastbound on the westbound side of the roadway. Cherie Dupler, 70, of Swanton was driving a 2016 Chevy Cruze westbound.

According to the Highway Patrol, Leverette and her horse were able to get off the side of the roadway. Glenn and his horse were in the roadway when Dupler struck them. The horse was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Glenn was transported by ground ambulance to the University of Toledo Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Both Dupler and Leverette were not injured.

Dupler was wearing her seatbelt.

The roadway was closed for approximately one and a half hours.

The Ohio State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, K K Collision, Waterville Township, Providence Township Fire and EMS. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and the crash remains under investigation.