Middle Point (4-5-21) – On April 4, 2021, at approximately 9:48 P.M. troopers with the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on US 30 near Mile Post 20 in Washington Township, Van Wert County.  

A 2015 Freightliner semi, operated by Glen Anderson, (66) of Rochester, Indiana was traveling eastbound on US 30. A 2008 Chrysler van, owned by Jeffrey Brown (44) of Delphos, Ohio was disabled and parked on the right berm of eastbound US 30.

Anderson’s semi traveled outside its lane of travel and onto the berm striking the left side of Brown’s vehicle. Brown, who was standing on the left side of his vehicle making repairs, was also struck.  Brown sustained fatal injuries as a result of the traffic crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Van Wert County Coroner’s Office.

The Patrol was assisted on scene by the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Van Wert  County Coroner’s Office, Middle Point Fire and EMS and Hague Towing and Repair. 

The crash remains under investigation.