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Friday, March 07, 2014 9:00 PM


VAN WERT — Four people received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on US Route 224 near the intersection of Van Wert Decatur Road in Van Wert County at 2:31 p.m. Friday.

David Rump, 50, of Lewistown was westbound on US Route 224. When he attempted to turn left onto Van Wert Decatur Road, he failed to yield to Corrie Sacket, who was eastbound on US Route 224.

Rump’s vehicle, a 2009 Honda Accord, became disabled in the middle of US Route 224.

Sacket, 32, of Bluffton, Ind., was driving a 2005 Jeep Laredo, which came to rest off the north side of the roadway.

Sacket had two passengers, a 9- and 4-year-old child.

All four were transported to the Van Wert County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Rump, Sacket and the 9-year-old child were all wearing their seat belts and Rump’s vehicle had front and side air bag deployment, which minimized his injuries. The 4-year-old child was properly restrained in a child safety seat.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating the crash.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Assisting at the scene were the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio City Volunteer Fire Department, Brickner EMS, Knippen’s Towing and Straightline Auto Body.


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