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Published: Tuesday, 9/12/2006

Michigan man dies in Fulton County traffic accident

BLADE STAFF

WAUSEON A Morenci, Mich., man was killed today in a two-vehicle crash at State Rt. 108 and Fulton County Road C in Clinton Township, south of Wauseon.

Richard Ort, 62, was southbound on State Rt. 108 at about 6 a.m. when his van was struck by a dump truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers of the Toledo post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.

The driver of the dump truck, Steven Paradyse, 35, of Liberty Center, Ohio, was not injured. He was westbound on County Road C and failed to stop for a stop sign at State Rt. 108, troopers said.

Mr. Ort was not wearing a seat belt; Mr. Paradyse was wearing a seat belt.

Both vehicles came to rest off the right side of the roadway. The crash remains under investigation.

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