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4 injured in Paulding County crash Saturday night

ANTWERP, Ohio — Four people were injured Saturday night when the sport utility vehicle they were traveling in went off the road and overturned several times about five miles northeast of the Paulding County village of Antwerp.

The driver of the SUV, Amy J. Flohe, 38, of Hicksville, Ohio, was in fair condition Sunday morning at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., where the left, rear passenger, Carl T. Clark, 41, also of Hicksville, was in serious condition. The front passenger, Mary J. McCalla, 39, of Garrett, Ind., was flown by air ambulance to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where no information was available on her condition. The rear right passenger, Shane M. Flohe, 42, of Hicksville, was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, where no information was available on his condition.

Troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Van Wert post said Ms. Flohe was northbound on Paulding County Road 73 just north of County Road 230 about 11 p.m. when she went off the right side of the road, struck a mailbox, then went off the left side of the road. Troopers said she overcorrected, lost control of the vehicle, and slid off the right side of the road, overturning several times before coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Both Ms. Flohe and Mr. Clark had to be extricated, while Mr. Flohe was ejected during the crash. Ms. McCalla was wearing a seatbelt. Troopers said alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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