|One dead, one injured in crash near Cecil|
|Friday, February 22, 2013 2:50 PM|
CECIL – The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Van Wert Post is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday evening on US 24 near Cecil.
Dead is Kayla A. Bidlack, 30, of Cecil.
According to troopers, the crash occurred at about 5:28 p.m. Feb. 21 on US 24 at Road 87 in Crane Township. This is the second fatality at this intersection in less than three weeks.
Tiffini E. Aldrich, 21, of Cecil, was driving a 1996 GEO Prism northbound on Road 87. Roy Pierre, age 44, of Quebec, Canada, was driving a 2010 Peterbilt 387 truck with trailer, hauling miscellaneous freight westbound on US 24. Troopers said Aldrich attempted to cross US 24 and was struck by the westbound truck.
Bidlack, a passenger in Aldrich's car, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Paulding County coroner.
Aldrich, reportedly six months pregnant, was flowed to Parkview Hospital for treatment of lifethreatening injuries.
All were wearing their safety belts at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
The patrol was assisted on scene by Paulding County Sheriff's Department, Cecil Fire Department, and Antwerp fire and EMS.
On Feb. 5, a Paulding woman was killed in a crash at the same intersection. That incident involved 14 vehicles and resulted in the highway being closed for more than a day and a half.