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Published: Wednesday, 2/25/2009

Continental man, 18, killed in crash

LIMA, Ohio - An 18-year-old Continental, Ohio, man was killed yesterday when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail in Putnam County's Perry Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Dustin Geckle was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

Mr. Geckle was on State Rt. 634 between Continental and Cloverdale about 7:30 a.m. when he lost control while rounding a curve, went off the road, and hit a guardrail. He was thrown from the vehicle.

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