1 killed, 2 hurt in crash near Van Wert; alcohol likely a factor

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VAN WERT COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) — One person was killed and two were badly hurt in a crash outside Van Wert Sunday night.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on U.S. 30 just west of Convoy Road.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Honda Fit driven by Brad Morris, 43, of Convoy was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lanes and hit a Chevrolet Impala driven by Luke Schimmoeller, 25, of Fort Wayne. Both vehicles ended up in the median.

Morris died at the scene. The two people in the Impala – Schimmoeller and Amy Schimmoeller – were taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The westbound lanes of U.S. 30 were closed while police investigated. They’ve since reopened.

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