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Fiery Crash Leaves Two Dead In Crawford County


A crash involving a van and a tanker trailer on Friday has claimed the lives of a Tiffin couple.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Lifestar Ambulance, and Sycamore and Lykens Township Fire and EMS responded to the accident, which occurred shortly after 5PM Friday afternoon at the intersection of State Route 103 and Marion-Melmore Rd.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says that 65-year-old Frederick Fabrizio of Tiffin was driving a van southbound on Marion-Melmore Rd., when he failed to yield at the stop sign and struck a tanker trailer driven by 69-year-old Roy Kerst of Wapakoneta.

The impact forced both vehicles off the right side of the road, then returned and dropped off the left side of the road, pinning Fabrizio and his wife, 60-year-old Kathleen Fabrizio, underneath the empty trailer of the truck. According to WBCO/WQEL, at one point, the van burst into flames.

Both Fabrizio and his wife were pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is continuing into the accident.

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