Four people injured in U.S. 224 crash

FIREFIGHTERS investigate the scene of a crash Thursday on U.S. 224, east of Findlay. A minivan collided with a trailer being towed by a pickup, sending four people to the hospital. (Photo by Randy Roberts)

FIREFIGHTERS investigate the scene of a crash Thursday on U.S. 224, east of Findlay. A minivan collided with a trailer being towed by a pickup, sending four people to the hospital. (Photo by Randy Roberts)

Four people were injured when a minivan collided with a trailer being towed by a pickup Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224, east of Findlay, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.
William Laugherty, 30, of Tiffin, the driver of the minivan, and his three passengers, Rhonda Laugherty, 30, Aubrey Laugherty, 2, and Morgan Guernsey, 6, were all taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said Phillip Aretz, 39, of Findlay, was driving a Chevy pickup west on U.S. 224 near Biglick Township 255, and was towing a skid loader on a trailer. The frame broke on the trailer, the sheriff’s office said, causing Aretz to lose control of the pickup and drive into the eastbound lane. The trailer was struck by an eastbound Dodge minivan driven by Laugherty about 4:27 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.
Aretz and a passenger in the pickup, Jeff Warnimont, 46, of Rawson, were not injured, the sheriff’s office said.
The accident remains under investigation.
Assisting at the accident scene were Hanco Ambulance, Washington Township Fire Department, Dick’s Towing and R&A Towing.

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