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Erie County: Two-car crash kills one driver

4:23 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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GROTON TOWNSHIP -- There was a two-vehicle fatal crash on State Route 4 at Strecker Road in Groton Township in Erie County on Tuesday about 12:30 p.m.

Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the crash.

John M. Klish, 88, of Mansfield, was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer and wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Klish was pronounced dead at the scene by the Erie County Coroner.

Robin Reaves, 40, of Tiffin, was driving a 2002 Subaru Outback and was also wearing her  seatbelt at the time of the crash.

She received incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash and was flown to St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo by LifeFlight.

Klish was traveling westbound on Strecker Road and Reaves was traveling northbound on SR 4.

Klish failed to yield from a posted stop sign and was struck on the left front side of the vehicle by the Subaru.

Both vehicles then went off the northwest side of the intersection, coming to final rest in a field.


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