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Published: Tuesday, 7/25/2006

Van Wert girl killed, 3 others hurt in crash

VAN WERT A 17-year-old Van Wert girl was killed Sunday night when the car she was riding in went out of control and crashed into a house.

Brandy Bowersock was pronounced dead at Van Wert County Hospital. Nathan Wappelhorst, 24, and Latricia Wappelhorst, 18, both of Haviland, Ohio, were in fair condition yesterday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Another passenger, Joshua Holtsberry, 23, of Van Wert was treated at Van Wert County Hospital.

The Ohio Highway Patrol said Mr. Wappelhorst was northbound on U.S. 127 just north of Elm Sugar Road in Van Wert County about 8:20 p.m. when his car went off the road, hit a ditch, then struck a house. The crash resulted in a fire that damaged both the car and the house.

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