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For Immediate Release: February 16, 2017
Contact: Lieutenant Robert Ashenfelter (419) 784-1025

Patrol Investigates Williams County Fatal Hit-Skip

DEFIANCE – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of a bicyclist on U.S. Route 6 near County Road 4-50 in Williams County.

On February 16, 2017 at approximately 6:40 a.m., the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to reports of a person struck on U.S. Route 6. When troopers arrived on scene they discovered the bicyclist was deceased.

A preliminary evaluation of evidence from the scene indicates the bicyclist was struck by an unknown motor vehicle that fled the scene. Damage could be contained to the front right, to include the headlight assembly. At this time, no witnesses have been identified. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Ohio State Highway Patrol at (419) 784-1025.

Next of kin notification has not been made at this time.


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