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Published: Wednesday, 11/9/2011

2-vehicle crash kills Marblehead man


MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — A Marblehead man was killed when a minivan and a car collided at an intersection near this Ottawa County community Monday night, the Ohio Highway patrol said.

Manuel Lopez-Lopez, 25, a passenger in the minivan driven by Jose Castrejon, 49, also of Marblehead, was pronounced dead at the scene in Danbury Township.

The minivan was westbound on Port Clinton Eastern Road at State Rt. 269 about 10:14 p.m. when it stopped at a stop sign and then pulled into the path of the car driven by Karl Busam, 58, of Sandusky, who was driving south on the state route, troopers said.

The car struck the right rear of the van, causing it to spin. Mr. Lopez-Lopez, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and pinned underneath the van, according to the patrol.

Mr. Busam, who also was not wearing a seat belt, suffered a head injury that did not appear to be serious and refused medical treatment at the scene. Mr. Castrejon and Mateo Lopez-Lopez of Marblehead, his other passenger, whose age was unknown, were not injured; they were using seat belts, troopers said.

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