Pleasant Township (8-20-21) – On August 19, 2021, at approximately 8:36 P.M., troopers with the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a report of a two vehicle injury crash near the intersection of U.S. 127 and Cooper Road in Van Wert County.

A 2019 Toyota Highlander, operated by Lakpa Tamang (31) of Blacklick, Ohio, was southbound on US 127. Tamang attempted to overtake a southbound tractor trailer and struck a northbound 2015 Chrysler 200, operated by Jordan Chacon (23), of Van Wert, Ohio. Both vehicles came to final rest just off of the east edge of the roadway.

Chacon was transported to Van Wert Health and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Moti Tamang (55) of Blacklick, Ohio, and one minor were transported to Van Wert Health, and then transferred to Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Samaritan for serious injuries. One additional minor from the Tamang vehicle was transported to Van Wert Health and treated for minor injuries. Tamang and his spouse were treated at the scene.

US 127 was closed for approximately one hour, however has since been reopened.

Assisting troopers on scene were Van Wert Fire & EMS, Ohio City EMS, Middle Point EMS, 2A’s Towing and Delpha Towing.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages drivers and occupants to always where their seat belts, and never drive distracted or impaired.