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One killed in semi-trailer crash on Interstate 71

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A Delphos man is dead after a three-vehicle crash involving a semi-trailer on Interstate 71 on Monday night.

According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Toyota 4Runner driven by Matthew Krendl, 54, of Delphos, was stopped in the right lane of Interstate 71 southbound near mile post 205 around 9:38 p.m. Monday. The 4Runner was struck from behind by a 2013 Freightliner driven by Petrsor Adrian, 45, of Quebec, and both vehicles went off the right side of the highway down an embankment and into a wooded area.

Adrian was treated at the scene for minor injuries by Lodi Fire/EMS. Krendl was pronounced dead at the scene. Debris from the crash also struck a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Bryan Smith, 29, of Wooster. Smith was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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