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Published: Wednesday, 5/10/2006

Help wanted in finding driver in fatal accident

MILAN, Ohio The Ohio Highway Patrol is seeking help from the public in finding the driver of a tractor-trailer rig who caused an accident on State Rt. 2 that killed a passenger and injured the driver Friday afternoon.

Lucille Mechlet, 71, of Amherst, Ohio, was driving east on Route 2 when a truck going the same direction crossed the center line and hit the rear of her car. Her passenger, Doris Stallard, 70, of Vermilion, Ohio, died from crash injuries.

Troopers with the Sandusky post said the truck drove off. The vehicle is described as pulling a gray trailer and may have sustained damage to its right-side tires or rims.

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