(11-22-22) Early this morning a fatal crashed claimed the life of a Rockford resident, Ned Hileman (78) after a collision on US 127 with a semi-truck driven by Tyler Wellman (32) of Celina.

According to the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Hileman, driving a 2017 GMC Canyon, drove left of center hitting Wellman who was driving 2014 Kenworth semi and trailer.

Hileman, pronounced dead at the scene, was not wearing a seat belt, Wellman was wearing a seat belt.