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1 dead in trailer-RTV crash in Ashtabula Cty

Posted: 2:03 PM, Oct 03, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-03 18:03:25Z

One man is dead after a tractor trailer struck an RTV on Insterstate 90 on Friday, authorities said. 

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According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol - Ashtabula Post, the crash happened just before 12:30 p.m. on State Route 193, south of I90. 

Authorities said a 2011 International Work Star commercial tractor trailer, driven by a 61-year-old Illinois man, was making a left turn from a private drive off the west side of state Route 193 when he failed to yield to a Kubota RTV900, which was northbound on state Route 193, and struck the vehicle.

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Richard E. Anderson, 72, of Kingsville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. 

The 61-year-old driver of the tractor trailer - and a 37-year-old occupant - were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

Authorities said the RTV was not registered at the time of the incident. 

Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash. 

The crash is under investigation. 

 

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