July 22, 2013
KENTON — A 53-year-old man was killed Monday in a four-vehicle crash.
Earl Ray Steinle Jr., of Forest, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported Monday.
The crash happened at 9:11 a.m. Delmore Kinnear, 59, of Kenton, was driving east on township Road 180 when he failed to stop at a stop sign. He was driving a sport utility vehicle pulling a utility trailer, the patrol reported.
Kinnear struck a tractor-trailer driven by Timothy J. Jasman, 21, of Laceys Spring, Ala. The semi went left of center and struck Steinle’s pickup truck traveling north on U.S. Route 68, the patrol reported.
A minivan driven by William C. Craig Jr., 44, of Kenton, also was involved in the crash. Kinnear was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and then flown to Grant Hospital in Columbus. Jasman and Craig were not injured, the patrol reported.
Jasman was hauling a load of wood that spilled over the road. U.S. 68 was closed for about five hours to clean up the mess, the patrol reported.
All drivers were wearing seat belts and alcohol is not suspected.