Defiance Post Of Highway Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash

West Unity – The Defiance Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol is cur­rently investigating a single vehicle fa­tal crash which occurred on January 19, 2018, at approximately 1:10am on County Road 17, north of County Road K, west of the village of West Unity in Williams County.

A 1996 Dodge Stratus being driven by Joseph Baldwin, age 63, of West Unity, Ohio, was northbound on County Road 17. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Mr. Baldwin was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Williams County EMS. The crash currently re­mains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Wil­liams County Sheriff’s office, Brady Township Fire Department and Wil­liams County EMS.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol en­courages drivers and occupants to al­ways wear their seat belts, to never drive distracted or impaired, and to reduce speed during inclement weather.

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