Harrison Township – On March 27, 2021, at approximately 7:25 A.M, troopers with the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Township Road 94 west of Township Road 21 in Harrison Township, Paulding County.   

A 2005 Nissan Maxima, operated by Kathy Szumanski of Coldwater, Michigan (41) was traveling westbound on Township Road 94 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Szumanski and her passenger; Misty Miller of Fort Wayne, Indiana, (38) were both ejected from the vehicle. Szumanski and Miller were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Paulding County Coroner’s Office.

The Patrol was assisted on scene by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Paulding County Coroner’s Office, Payne Fire and EMS and Gideon’s Towing and Recovery.  The crash remains under investigation.  

The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages drivers and occupants to always wear their safety belts.