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Published: Monday, 12/18/2006

Mother, 2 children killed in crash near Defiance

DEFIANCE A 22 year-old Defiance woman and her two children where killed yesterday when their car went left of center and collided head on with a sports utility vehicle on State Rt. 15, near Market Street in Defiance County s Noble Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Ashley L. Carter and her children, Todd Johnson, Jr., 3, and Hunter Johnson, 1, were pronounced dead at the scene, troopers at the patrol s Defiance post said.

Robert Flory, 65, of Defiance, driver of the SUV, was in serious condition at the Defiance Regional Medical Center, where his passenger, Constance Flory, 60, also of Defiance, and the driver of a car behind the Flory vehicle, Molly Headley, 22, of Hicksville, Ohio, were treated.

Ms. Carter was westbound on Route 15 about 5:45 p.m. when she collided with Mr. Flory s SUV, which then was hit by Ms. Headley s vehicle, troopers said.

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