Sherwood – The Defiance post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash which occurred today, Wednesday, December 4, 2019, on the Defiance-Paulding County Line Road, east of Coffin Road in Delaware Township, Defiance County. The State Highway patrol received a call at 9:31am about a vehicle in a ditch, with an unresponsive driver.
A 2006 Ford Explorer, driven by Stephanie Hull, 42 years of age, from Paulding, Ohio, was eastbound on the Defiance-Paulding County Line Road, when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and became air borne.
The vehicle then struck several trees before coming to rest down on the Maumee River bank. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Delaware Township EMS.
Assisting at the scene were the Paulding County Sheriff’s office, Defiance County Sheriff’s office, Delaware Township Fire/EMS Department and the Defiance County Coroner’s office. The crash currently remains under investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages drivers and occupants to always wear their safety belts and never to drive distracted or impaired.