2 dead after head-on collision in Erie County

Posted at 2:14 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 14:14:26-05

Two people died in a crash on U.S. Route 6 in Erie County early Tuesday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that 26-year-old James D. Metz of Fremont was traveling westbound near Maple Avenue in Margaretta Township and went left of center, striking a box truck driven by 50-year-old Christopher J. Harrison of Bettsville.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither were wearing seatbelts. Troopers suspect that both alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

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