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Driver cited for rear-end collision at Main and Lake

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department believe a medical illness may have contributed to a 5:15 p.m. crash near the intersection of south Main Street and Lake Avenue.


Bellefontaine police clear the scene of a rear-end collision at Main Street and Lake Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Monday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | T.J. HUBBARD)

Paul H. Cooper, 50, of 612 Henry St., was northbound on south Main Street approaching Lake Avenue when he rear-ended a northbound pickup truck driven by Timothy E. Loomis, 39, of 411 N. Park St.

Mr. Cooper was transported by a Robinaugh squad to Mary Rutan Hospital with possible injuries.

Mr. Loomis, and two other passengers in the pickup, including a five-year-old child, reported possible injuries, but no one was transported.

Mr. Cooper was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance.

Damage was functional to both vehicles.

Officers report he may have sustained a medical illness just prior to the crash.

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