Willshire Township – On November 7, 2021, at approximately 12:49 A.M.., troopers with the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on State Route 49 near Piqua Road in Van Wert County.

Justin Taylor (38) of Willshire, was operating a 2001 Chevrolet S10 northbound on State Route 49 when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert. Mr. Taylor was ejected from the vehicle. Mr. Taylor was taken by Life Flight to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana with serious injuries. Alcohol is suspected in the crash.

The Van Wert Post was assisted by the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Wren Fire and EMS and Delpha Towing. The crash remains under investigation.