(4-17-23) According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at two people have been killed in a car-pick-up truck crash in Darke County Monday afternoon at around 1:07pm.
Darke County deputies along with Gettysburg and Bradford fire crews were called to the intersection of Children’s Home Bradford Road and Auld Road to reports of a crash with serious injuries.
An initial investigation found that a Ford Escape driven by Larry Szilagyi (69) of Bradford was traveling westbound on Auld Road when he failed to yield the right of way to a Ford Super Duty truck driven by Lessa Beanblossom (62) of Bradford traveling northbound.
Beanblossom struck Szilagyi’s car on the driver’s side causing both cars to travel off the roadway and crash into a field.
Szilagyi was pronounced dead at the scene.
Szilagyi’s passenger, his wife Nancy, was taken to Upper Valley Hospital when she later died from her injuries.
Beanblossom was taken to Wayne Healthcare where she was treated and released.