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Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:28 pm

Tractor driver dies in Paulding County crash

The Journal Gazette
A John Deere lawn tractor collided with a motorcycle Saturday afternoon in Paulding County, Ohio, and the tractor's driver died in the crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said today.

The crash happened at 3:50 p.m. on County Road 209 near Township Road 184, the highway patrol said in a statement.

It said motorcyclist Travis R. Urbina, 34, of Defiance, Ohio, was going south on County Road 209, as was a John Deere lawn tractor along the shoulder of the road driven by Lynn A Wickerham, 68, of Defiance.

Wickerham made a left turn, going into the southbound lane of the road and colliding with the motorcycle, the highway patrol said. Both men were ejected.

Wickerham died at the scene, the highway patrol said. Urbina, who was not wearing a helmet, had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Defiance Regional Hospital.

Both the motorcycle and the lawn tractor were severely damaged in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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