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Trooper hurt in Huron County crash

• Jun 30, 2018 at 12:48 AM

A state Highway Patrol trooper was injured in a two-vehicle crash that happened Friday night in Huron County’s Townsend Township.

Trooper Ashley Keller was driving a 2017 marked Dodge Charger patrol car on Hartland Center Road at 7:08 p.m., attempting to respond to a traffic accident. As she tried to cross the intersection at Ohio 18, her patrol car was hit by a westbound 2005 Dodge Ram being driven by Bruce W. Hose, 53, of New London, said troopers with the patrol’s Norwalk post.

Troopers were at the scene of an earlier two-vehicle crash at the same intersection when this crash occurred. Details about the first crash were unavailable at press time.

Keller, who was wearing her seatbelt, sustained non-incapacitating injuries. She was transported by Citizen’s Ambulance Service to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

Hose sustained minor injuries and was not transported, troopers said.

There were two other occupants in the Dodge Ram. Kim Hose, 54, of New London, was seated in the front middle seat. She sustained minor injuries and was not transported. Kathy Knapp, 58, from Englewood, Fla., was seated in the right front seat. She was not injured, troopers said.

All three occupants in the Ram were wearing safety belts.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Citizen’s Ambulance, Townsend Township Fire Department, and White’s Automotive Towing.

The crash remains under investigation.

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