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Published: Monday, 11/24/2008

Man killed in Henry County traffic crash


LIBERTY CENTER, Ohio A Henry County man was killed early Monday when his car struck a tree off U.S. 24 southeast of this community, authorities said.

The driver, Aaron Ripke, 18, of Henry County s Washington Township, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers at the Ohio Highway Patrol s Bowling Green post.

The crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. west of Henry County Road 4-A in Washington Township, about two miles southeast of Liberty Center.

Mr. Ripke was westbound on U.S. 24 when he drove off the north side of the road. He was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Liberty Center is about 30 miles southwest of Toledo.

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