Head-on crash kills man along Route 6

Published: Feb. 8, 2020 at 6:12 AM EST
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash from Friday night near Bryan in Williams County.

At approximately 9:37 p.m. on U.S. 6 near milepost 20,

Phillip Powell, 33, of Defiance, was driving westbound on US 6. He drove left of center and struck a vehicle driven by Roger Bostelman, 78, of Hamler, who was traveling eastbound.

Bostelman had two passengers in his vehicle, Shirley Bostelman, 75, of Hamler and Brooke Bostelman, 15, of Deshler.

Powell was pronounced deceased on scene. Roger Bostelman was transported by Samaritan Life Flight to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with serious injuries. Shirley and Brooke Bostelman were both transported to Bryan Hospital by Williams County EMS with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and impairment is believed to be a factor.

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