Lakeview man killed in Auglaize County crash

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A Lakeview, Ohio man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Auglaize County.

The crash happened on Middle Pike, near Town-Line Lima Road in Wapakoneta just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 73-year-old Earl Douglas Shirk was driving east on Middle Pike when his vehicle ran off the road, hitting a ditch and a tree.

Shirk was pronounced dead at the scene.

OSP says Shirk was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash.

The crash is under investigation.

Saint John’s Fire and Rescue and the Auglaize County Coroner’s Office assisted OSP at the scene.

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