Marion Township (9-24-20) –On September 23rd, 2020, at approximately 9:48 P.M. troopers with the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a report of a semi that had crashed into a residential pond near the area of US 30 west of Lincoln Highway, just north of Delphos.
Larry S. Choice (38) of Fort Wayne, Indiana was operating a 2017 Volvo semi and trailer east bound on US 30 when he reportedly fell asleep.
The semi ran off the left side of the roadway into the median and then entered the west bound lanes of travel in the wrong direction.
After crossing both west bound lanes of travel, the semi ran off the north side of the roadway, through a ditch, struck the right of way fence and then partially submerged into a residential pond.
Choice was able to escape from the semi with help from the home-owner. Choice was reportedly wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be a factor.
He received medical attention from Delphos EMS for minor injuries. Both west bound lanes of US 30 were closed for approximately two hours while the semi was removed from the pond.
Assisting troopers on scene was the Delphos Police Department, Delphos Fire and EMS, Allen County EMA and Beaverdam Fleet Wrecker Services.