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Willard woman killed in crash

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jun 26, 2013 at 12:14 AM

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash which occurred at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. 224 at Ohio 587 in Loudon Township in Seneca County.

A 2011 Freightliner Commercial Semi Truck driven by Bryan K. Hughes, 34, of 32 North Leutz Road Lot 36, Oak Harbor was traveling westbound on U.S. 224.

Victoria N. McKelvey, 38, of 810 Dale Ave., Willard was traveling southbound on Ohio 587 in a 2003 Pontiac Vibe. Also in McKelvey's vehicle was the left rear passenger, Electa McKelvey, 7, of Willard.

Hughes was traveling westbound on U.S. 224 approaching the intersection of Ohio 587. McKelvey was traveling southbound on Ohio 587 when she ran the stop sign and struck the Freightliner. McKelvey was pronounced dead at the scene by Seneca County Coroner Mark J. Akers. Electa McKelvey was taken by Life Flight to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

McKelvey was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Her daughter was in a child booster seat but, it was not secured properly at the time of the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Seneca County Sheriff's Department, Bascom Fire and EMS, ODOT, and Life Flight.

U.S. 224 remained closed for about three hours while emergency responders were on scene and a detour was set up by ODOT.

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