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Pedestrian Struck, Killed

May 20, 2013

ST. MARYS — A Cridersville man was struck and killed by a vehicle along U.S. 33 early Sunday morning.

According to a crash report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:33 a.m. Sunday, Joshua J. Wingate, 32, of Cridersville, was walking or standing in the right lane of westbound traffic along U.S. 33, near mile post 7, just west of Townline-Kossuth Road, when he was struck by a westbound 2009 Ford Flex driven Rebecca Macwhinney, 34, of St. Marys.

Trooper Brian Mull told The Evening Leader Macwhinney told troopers she never saw Wingate. He also noted two other vehicles nearly hit Wingate before the crash. Mull said Wingate was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative from the Auglaize County Coroner’s Office.

In addition to troopers, the St. Marys Police Department, St. Marys Fire Department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. No citations will be issued and the crash remains under investigation.

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