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Published: Friday, 4/26/2002

Huron County man dies after crash near Willard

WILLARD, Ohio - A Huron County man was killed and a second motorist was injured Wednesday in a three-vehicle crash near Willard.

Keith Hicks, 30, of Willard, one of the drivers, was pronounced dead at Willard Mercy Hospital shortly after the 4:21 p.m. accident.

Troy Sword, 24, of Willard, another driver, was taken to Medical College of Ohio Hospitals, where he was listed yesterday in fair condition.

According to the Norwalk post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, Mr. Sword was eastbound on State Rt. 103, slowed to turn left into a driveway, and was struck from behind by a pickup driven by Tamara Prelipp, 34, of Willard.

The impact pushed Mr. Sword's car left of center, where it was struck head-on by Mr. Hicks' westbound car.

No citations had been issued yesterday.

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