A Michigan man was killed in a crash Thursday morning in Defiance.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol:

At about 11:20 a.m. a 2020 Kenworth semi-truck, driven by Darrell R. Deering, 56, of St. Johns, Michigan, was traveling westbound on U.S. 24, near milepost 28, in the city of Defiance.

The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, crossed the median, continued across the eastbound lanes of U.S. 24 and went off the south side of the roadway. It then struck the ditch, a support tower for power lines, a fence and overturned into a field.

Deering, who was wearing his safety belt, was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSHP was assisted at the scene by the Defiance City Police Department, Defiance City Fire Department, Defiance County Coroner’s Office, Toledo Edison and John’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation.

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