Dublin Township (11-22-21) – A second fatal crash happened in Mercer County today.

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a three vehicle fatal crash that occurred on November 22, 2021, at approximately 8:48 AM, in Mercer County. The crash occurred on US 127 south of Shindeldecker Road in Mercer County.

Joseph M. McCavitt (38) of Elkhart, Indiana was operating a 2003 Ford Explorer southbound on US 127.

Billy K. Boman (62) of Vandalia, Ohio was operating a 2016 Volvo commercial tractor trailer northbound on US 127.

Jared S. Powers (22) of Miamisburg, Ohio was operating a 2019 Chevrolet Express van north bound on US 127.

The preliminary investigation shows that McCavitt drove left of center and struck the trailer of the 2016 Volvo. McCavitt’s vehicle then struck the 2019 Chevrolet van head on.

McCavitt sustained serious injuries and was transported by Lutheran Air to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Amber J. McCavitt (39) of Elkhart, Indiana was a front seat passenger in the 2003 Ford Explorer. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three juveniles in the 2003 Ford Explorer were transported to Van Wert Health Hospital in Van Wert, Ohio with non-life threatening injuries.

Boman was not injured,Powers sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash. Next of kin notification has been made. The crash remains under investigation.