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Published: Wednesday, 11/1/2006

Lima man hurt in truck collision

LIMA, Ohio - A Lima man was seriously hurt yesterday when his pickup collided with a dump truck on Bluelick Road west of Sugar Street just northeast of here in Allen County's Bath Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Ray Smith, 60, was in serious condition in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

The dump truck driven by Tonya Sherard, 29, of McGuffey, Ohio, was eastbound on Bluelick just before 9 a.m. and went left of center under a railroad overpass. It collided with Mr. Smith's westbound pickup, troopers said.

Mr. Smith applied his brakes, but his vehicle slid into the dump truck and rolled on its side. Ms. Sherard was not hurt, and no citations have been issued.

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