By Jane Ernsberger
Times-Junction News Editor
Two Willard men were killed in a crash on Saturday, Sept. 24. According to the Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 5:30 a.m. on Bullhead Road just west of Paul Road in Richmond Township.
Troopers said Damien Lindsey, 21, was driving a 2005 Dodge 2500 pickup truck and was going east on Bullhead Road. Austin Collins, 21, was a passenger in the front seat of the truck.
Lindsey drove off the south side of the road and went into a ditch, according to the Patrol. The truck came back onto the roadway and overturned several times before coming to rest on its top in the eastbound lane of Bullhead Road.
Both Lindsey and Collins were not wearing their seat belts, according to Troopers at the scene. Both were ejected from the truck. Lindsey was pronounced dead at the scene. Collins was transported to Mercy Health-Willard Hospital by Willard EMS where he was pronounced dead.
Speed was a contributing factor in the accident, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Norwalk Post. The crash remains under investigation.
Assisting agencies included Willard Fire and EMS and the Huron County Coroner’s Office.