Details were released Thursday morning concerning Wednesday evening’s two-vehicle crash that injured three. (DHI Media/Kirk Dougal)
Details were released Thursday morning concerning Wednesday evening’s two-vehicle crash that injured three. (DHI Media/Kirk Dougal)
VAN WERT — Details have been released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol about Wednesday evening’s two-vehicle crash on U.S. 127 that hurt three people.

According to the patrol, Scott Cowling, 17, Van Wert failed to stop at the stop sign at the corner of U.S. 127 and Wren Landeck Rd., south of Van Wert at 6:32 p.m.. The Chevrolet Malibu he was driving continued into the intersection and was struck in the passenger side by a 1999 Ford Expedition that was northbound on U.S. 127. The Expedition was driven by Susan Applegate, 64, of Harlan, Indiana.

The Chevrolet, which was traveling eastbound, traveled off the left side of the road where it overturned in a corn field and came to rest on its top.



Cowling was taken to Van Wert Hospital where he was treated. Susan Applegate and her passenger Jeffrey Applegate, 64, Harlan, Indiana. Both Applegates were taken to Van Wert Hospital, but Jeffrey Applegate was transferred to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Assisting at the scene were the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio City Fire Department and EMS, Brickner Ambulance Service, and 2 A’s Towing.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.