VAN WERT, Ohio (WFFT) – A 56-year-old man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning in Van Wert.
Deputies with Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call about a crash Friday just before 7:30 a.m. on U.S. Route 224, east of Kings Church Road.
Deputies said the collision happened when a 2008 Ford F-150, driven by 21-year-old Ronald F. Schumm, of Willshire, Ohio, was traveling westbound on U.S. 224, crossed the center line, crashed into a 2011 GMC Sierra, and then struck a 2017 Dodge 1500.
The driver of the Sierra was identified as 45-year-old Jason A. Peters, of Auburn, Indiana.
The driver of the Dodge 1500 was identified as 56-year-old Steven A. Moshier, of Wellston, Ohio.
The Sierra stopped on the north side of U.S. 224 in the grass and was driven away from the scene by the owner.
The Dodge came to rest in the yard of a residence on the south side of U.S. 224.
The Dodge and F-150 were heavily damaged and towed from the scene.
Moshier was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger and Schumm were taken to Van Wert Health with minor injuries.
Deputies said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.