Williard man dies in Richland crash


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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one car fatal crash. The crash occurred on March 27, 2016 at 1:15 AM. The crash occurred when a 2005 yellow Dodge Ram 1500 pickup driven by Omar Delapaz age 21 of Willard Ohio, was traveling northbound on SR 61 near Dinninger Rd. Plymouth Twp., in Richland County.

Mr. Delapaz failed to negotiate a curve, traveling off the left side of the road striking the ditch and embankment before the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top. Mr. Delapaz succumbed to his injuries at the Morrow County hospital.

Richland County Sheriff department, Plymouth Twp. Fire and EMS, Plymouth police department and Med-flight assisted at the scene.

Speed is believed to be the contributing circumstance to the crash. Mr. Delapaz was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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