Driver, township employee transported from C.R. 5 crash

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Driver Ned L. King, 95, of West Liberty, and Liberty Township employee Richard H. Lindemer, 75, of West Liberty, each was transported by Macochee EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in a crash Thursday afternoon.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report Lindemer and other Liberty Township employees were clearing brush from a ditch line in the area of County Road 5 and County Road 173. They had parked a Liberty Township dump truck along the west side of C.R. 5 as far off the roadway as the steep ditch would allow.

King reportedly was operating a southbound car on C.R. 5 about 1:55 p.m. when he failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead and struck the parked dump truck.

At the time of the crash, Lindemer was inside the bed area of the dump truck. Another worker who was standing outside the dump truck did not report any injuries.

King was wearing his seat belt and damage was heavy to his car and light to the dump truck. He was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

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