Mount Cory man killed in Hardin County crash

ADA — Darrin Conaway, 50, of Mount Cory, was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Hardin County 20, north of Ada, about 8:10 a.m. today.

Ice-covered roads were cited as a cause of the accident, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol.

The patrol said Conaway, a rear seat passenger, was ejected from a 1999 Dodge Caravan driven by Mark Schlachter, 26, of Ada, who was not injured.

Kyle Conaway, 27, of Ada, a front seat passenger, was ejected and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the patrol said. He was taken to Lima Memorial Hospital by Alger Emergency Medical Service.

According to the patrol, Schlachter was driving west on the county road when he lost control of the van, which went off the road, struck a utility pole and overturned. Seat belts were not worn by anyone in the van, the patrol said.

The accident remains under investigation.

The patrol was assisted by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, and Ada Fire and Emergency Medical Service.


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