Center Township — The Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on November 20, 2022, at approximately 11:01 pm.
The crash occurred on State Route 576 near County Road G in Center Township, Williams County.
A 53 – year-old female was driving a 2004 Ford Focus southbound on State Route 576 when she went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.
The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The identify of the driver is being withheld until proper next-of-kin notification has been made.
The Defiance Post was assisted by the Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Williams County Coroner’s Office, Williams County EMS, and the Bryan Fire Department.
The crash remains under investigation. Both impairment and failure to wear a safety belt appear to be factors in this crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to remind motorist to always wear their safety belts and to never drive impaired.