Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Aug. 7 newspaper on Page A5.
VAN WERT COUNTY — A Wellston man was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle crash that happened in Van Wert County in northwest Ohio over the weekend.
Steven A. Moshier, 56, of Wellston, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach reported that on Friday, Aug. 2, at 7:28 a.m., his office received a 911 call advising of a crash on Route 224.
Involved were a 2011 GMC Sierra, driven by Jason A. Peters, 45, of Auburn, Indiana; a 2017 Dodge 1500, driven by Moshier, 56; and a 2008 Ford F-150, driven by Ronald F. Schumm, 21, of Willshire.
Schumm was headed westbound, while the other two vehicles were headed eastbound. Schumm reportedly went left-of-center, first striking the driver’s side of Peters’ vehicle, and then striking the front of Moshier’s vehicle.
The GMC Sierra stopped on the north side of Route 224 in the grass and was driven away from the scene by Peters.
Moshier’s Dodge 1500 came to rest in the yard of a residence. Schumm’s Ford F-150 came to rest along the north side of the roadway.
Moshier was pronounced dead at the scene by the Van Wert County Coroner’s Office and was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to be performed.
A passenger in Moshier’s vehicle was transported to Van Wert Health by Van Wert EMS with suspected minor injuries. Schumm was transported to Van Wert Health by Ohio City EMS with suspected minor injuries.
All three drivers and the passenger were wearing seat belts.
Sheriff Riggenbach reported that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, and stated the investigation is ongoing.