(9-5-22) The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 12:25 p.m., a 2019 Freightliner semi driven by Dale K. Anglin (75) of Vermilion was traveling southbound on the interstate near the state Route 309 exit close to mile post 125. Upon approaching slowed traffic due to a separate crash, Anglin struck several vehicles, causing a total of nine vehicles to become involved.

One of those vehicles was a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban, in which Joseph B. Schwarz (64) of Fairfield was a rear seat passenger. Schwarz passed away due to injuries suffered in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four occupants of the various vehicles involved were transported to Lima Memorial Health System, while six others were transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. Eleven other occupants were treated at the scene.

The southbound lanes of I-75 were closed for several hours as a result of the crash, before being reopened at 10:24 p.m. Sunday.

Numerous agencies were called to assist with the crash. Assisting the highway patrol were the Lima, Shawnee Township, Bath Township and Perry Township fire departments, Lima Allen County Paramedics, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, Big Daddy’s Towing, Minich’s Towing, Blake’s Towing, Kenny’s Towing, Army’s Towing, H&H Funeral Services and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The crash remains under investigation