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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

State Highway Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash




Peru Township – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Norwalk Post is currently investigating a one vehicle, fatal crash that occurred today, September 25, 2023 at approximately 4:21 P.M. The crash occurred on Snyder Road west of State Route 61, Peru Township, Huron County.


Shirley McQuillen, age 81, from Willard, Ohio was driving a 2016 red, Ford Escape east on Snyder Road. Ms. McQuillen traveled off the right side of the roadway striking fence posts and a tree before overturning.


Ms. McQuillen was not wearing her seatbelt and was trapped inside the vehicle. She was extricated by non-mechanical means by the Huron River Joint Fire District. Ms. McQuillen sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.


Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Huron River Joint Fire District, North Central EMS, Huron County Coroner, Metro LifeFlight, and Interstate Towing.

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