(11-26-21) The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a 2 vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday Morning at approximately 7 am in Auglaize County.

The crash happened on State Route 117 southwest of the Allen-Auglaize County Line. Mason Staley (34) of Lima lost control of his vehicle on the ice covered road and slid left of center and collided with a vehicle driven by Bertha Kirwan (53) of Lakeview.

Staley was pronounced dead at the scene. Kirwan was taken to a Lima hospital with life threatening injuries.

The patrol does not suspect alcohol or drugs were a factor. This crash remains under investigation.