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Published: Wednesday, 4/13/2011

Toledo man is killed in rollover on Anthony Wayne Trail


A Toledo man was killed Tuesday morning in a rollover crash that closed the inbound lanes of the Anthony Wayne Trail in Maumee for two hours, authorities said.

George W. Johnson, 41, of 148 West Park St. was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Timothy Stratton, the public information officer for Maumee police. An autopsy is set for Wednesday, said Dr. James Patrick, Lucas County coroner.

The crash occurred about 6:45 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 24 at South Detroit Avenue, according to Maumee police.

The man was driving a sedan east on the trail at a high speed when he lost control of the car, causing it to overturn, Maumee police Lt. Mike Noble said.

Mr. Johnson was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled over, police said.

The car landed on its roof in a grassy area in front of residences between Detroit and Michigan avenues, off the right side of the eastbound Trail and across from Kirk Street. There were no passengers in the car and no other vehicles involved in the accident.

The inbound lanes of the Trail were closed at Michigan. Traffic on the Trail returned to normal at 8:40 a.m., police said.

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