(3-28-18) A fatal one vehicle accident in Auglaize County has claimed the life of 73 year old Earl Douglas Shirk of Lakeview.


Shirk, who was not wearing a seat belt, was driving east at around 8:30 pm (3-27-18) on Middle Pike ( 19000 block of Middle Pike, between state Route 65 and Town Line Road just south of Uniopolis) when he drove off the roadway and struck a tree. Shirk was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Auglaize County Coroner’s office.

The accident remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wapakoneta’s office .