State Patrol Investigating Injury Crash Involving Trooper In Defiance County

FARMER TOWNSHIP – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Defiance Post is investigating an injury crash that occurred at 12:56 P.M. Tuesday on Farmer Mark Road at Blosser Road, in Defiance County.   

A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Maxine Cook, age 85, of Hicksville, Ohio was traveling westbound on Blosser Road. A 2019 Dodge Charger, driven by Trooper Dennis Spangler, age 42 of the Defiance Patrol Post, was southbound on Farmer Mark Road. Ms. Cook failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled into the path of Trooper Spangler. Trooper Spangler was unable to avoid Ms. Cook and was struck in the left front. 

Ms. Cook and Trooper Spangler both came to rest off the right side of Farmer Mark Road. Ms. Cook and Trooper Spangler were transported to Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville where they were treated for minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.   

The Defiance Patrol Post was assisted on scene by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, Hicksville Fire and EMS, John’s Towing, and Defiance Auto Body. The crash remains under investigation and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.   

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to wear your seat belt and to not drive distracted or after the use of alcohol or prescription medication.

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