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One man killed in Clark County crash

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Clark County (WQOW) - A man is dead after the truck he was driving crashed on Hwy. 29 in the Township of Longwood, Clark County.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 8:49 a.m., on Saturday Feb. 24.

Police said a pickup truck, driven by Ambrose Schuh, 84, was westbound on Hwy. 29 when he signaled a right-hand turn as he approached French Town Ave. A milk truck driven by Todd Purgett, 51, was traveling behind Schuh and moved to the left lane. Schuh discovered he was turning the wrong way on French Town Ave. and decided to turn left from the right lane in front of the milk truck. The milk truck struck Schuh’s vehicle on the driver’s side and both vehicles entered the median.

Purgett was not hurt but Schuh was pronounced dead by Coroner Schleifer.

Schuh had four other people in the vehicle with him, including two 16-year-olds; one with minor injuries and the other with serious injuries, an 18-year-old with minor injuries and a 50-year-old with no injuries. The 16-year-old with serious injuries was transported by ambulance to the Marshfield Medical Center.

Failure to yield right of way and improper turn appear to be factors in the accident, according to police. The two drivers were both wearing seat belts along with the 50-year-old in the pickup truck. The two 16-year-olds and the 18-year-old passenger were not wearing seat belts.

This is the 2nd traffic fatality in Clark County for 2018.

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