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Police and fire


3 injured in US 24 crash

A 19-year-old woman was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital Sunday night after a crash on U.S. 24 in northwest Ohio involving two pickup trucks.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Van Wert Post is investigation the crash that occurred about 8:45 p.m. at Paulding County Road 143.

A 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Courtney M. Schaffer, 19, of Hicksville, Ohio, was going south on County Road 143 when it failed to yield at the stop sign and drove into the path of a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup, according to a statement issued Monday by the post.

It said David W. Ashenfelter, 45, of Flora, Indiana, was going east when the crash happed. He had to be extracted from the vehicle.

He and passenger Michelle R. Soupley, 44, also of Flora, were taken to a northwest Ohio hospital. Schaffer was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Traffic on U.S. was disrupted for about two hours.