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Fatal Crash In Mercer County

April 16, 2012

CELINA — A Celina woman was killed in a collision on U.S. 127 Monday morning.

According to a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on U.S. 127, just north of Clover Four Road.  Mercer County 911 received a call at 11:45 a.m. Monday regarding the collision.

 The investigation into the collision revealed that LeRoy E. Pohlman, 62, 1920 Hartings Road, Maria Stein, was driving a 2002 International Semi tractor trailer, owned by Mercer Landmark, southbound on U.S. 127.  Jennifer A. Kester, 40, 235 Jackson Drive, Celina, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, northbound on U.S. 127.  Pohlman and Kester were the lone occupants of their vehicles.

 Kester’s vehicle went left of center and struck the rear tires on the semi trailer.  Kester’s vehicle went off the east side of the road where it came to rest.  Pohlman’s semi proceeded southbound and stopped at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Clover Four Road.

 Pohlman was not injured in the crash.  Kester’s was pronounced dead at the scene.  Coldwater Fire and EMS assisted at the scene as well as units from MCERV.

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