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UPDATE: Driver claimed in crash near Richwood identified

Remus M. Brice Jr., 32, of Ada, died Friday after the sport utility vehicle he was driving slid into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer around 10:45 a.m. on State Route 31 near Richwood, according to troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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PHOTO | TRACI GRAY MILLER

 

Troopers report Gary-Saint Amand, 34, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was operating a northbound semi on S.R. 31 when Mr. Brice's southbound SUV lost control and traveled into the northbound lane. The semi then struck the SUV, went left of center and struck a guardrail before coming to rest. The SUV came to rest in the northbound lane.

Mr. Brice was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi driver and his unidentified passenger were transported to Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville for non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash and all were wearing seat belts, according to troopers' reports.

Assisting at the scene were personnel from Liberty Township Fire Department, Northern Union County EMS, Union County EMA and the patrol's crash reconstruction unit.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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