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Published: Monday, 7/4/2011

ATV crash near Liepsic leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

BLADE STAFF

LEIPSIC, Ohio — A Putnam County woman was killed Saturday and her companion was critically injured when the all-terrain vehicle the two were riding went off the road and struck a utility pole near Leipsic, Ohio.

Brenda L. Schulte, 22, of Leipsic was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 6:30 p.m. on County Road B, just west of Liberty Township Road 6, about three miles north of Leipsic.

Brian J. Berger, 19, of Leipsic was taken to St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio, and was transferred to Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, where he was listed in critical condition.

Investigators from the Lima post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the pair was heading west on County Road B when the vehicle drove off the right side of the road and struck the pole, ejecting both riders. The crash remains under investigation.



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