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OSHP: Spencerville teen killed in crash

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SPENCERVILLE — The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle rollover accident that claimed a Spencerville teen.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on West Union Road, east of Kill Road in Spencer Township, near the Van Wert County line.

According to investigating troopers, a 1973 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Caden D. Meyer, 18, was traveling west on West Union Road when the vehicle went partially off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle re-entered the roadway, but then went off the left side of the roadway, where it overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its driver’s side on the south side of the roadway.  

Meyer was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene by Allen County Coroner Investigator Aaron Cunningham. Meyer was reportedly not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol or drug use is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.  

Assisting troopers on scene was the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Spencerville EMS, H&H Funeral Services and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.  

POSTED: 06/29/22 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: News