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1 killed, 3 injured in crash on US 24

A man was killed and three others, including two children, were injured in a crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. 24 in Paulding County, Ohio, according to the sheriff’s office.

The collision happened about 1:10 p.m. at Road 115 and U.S. 24 in Emerald Township, north of Paulding.

David Bakle, 72, of Paulding, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when it did not yield to a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country minivan headed west on U.S. 24, the sheriff’s office said. The impact caused Bakle to be ejected from the truck, and he died at the crash scene.

The Chrysler driver, Corinne Ehrhart, 36, of Antwerp, Ohio, and her passengers, Mallory Ehrhart, 10, and Maclaron Ehrhart, 4, were taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center.

On Sunday night, Corrine Ehrhart was in serious condition while the children’s conditions were not available, hospital staff said.

The Ehrharts were all wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and Bakle was not, the sheriff’s office said.

U.S. 24 was closed for about an hour after the collision.

aingersoll@jg.net

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