Perry Township (9-3-21) – On September 2, 2021, at approximately 8:47 P.M. troopers with the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a report of a crash involving a truck and riding lawnmower on Warsaw Road near Schooler Road, Allen County.

A 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Leyton Sidener (17) of Cridersville, was traveling west on Warsaw Road. Steven Phillips (64) of Lima was operating a riding lawnmower. Phillips attempted to drive across Warsaw from the south ditch, driving in the path of Sidener. Phillips was struck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pick-up and lawn mower were towed from the scene by Army’s Auto Wrecking.

Assisting troopers on scene was the Perry Township Fire and EMS, Allen County Coroner’s and Army’s Auto Wrecking.