Fatal Crash Early this Morning on State Route 196 in Allen County

Written by on December 12, 2022

Auglaize Township – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lima Post is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 7:15 A.M. on Monday December 12, 2022.

The crash occurred northbound on State Route 196 (Waynesfield Road), approximately half of a mile south of State Route 117.

A 2013 Dodge Journey, driven by Patrick C. Henry, age 58, of Lima, was northbound on State Route 196. The Dodge went off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned.

As a result of the crash, Henry sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased on scene.

He was transported from the scene by H & H Funeral Services to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Allen County Coroner’s Office, Perry Township EMS, Westminster Rural Fire Department, and Able Wrecker Service.

Henry was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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