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October 20, 2020

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Harrod man killed in early morning accident

Hardin County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of State Route 67 and 235 at 6:38 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18. Here is the sheriff’s report:

Upon arrival they found that a southbound white Honda Accord driven by Charles Smith, Jr., of Harrod, had pulled from the stop sign on State Route 235 into the path of a westbound Chevy SUV driven by Jade Zartman of Belle Center.

The Chevy SUV struck the Honda broadside in the driver’s side.

The driver of the Honda, Charles Smith, Jr., was declared dead at the scene by EMS. The driver of the Chevy and her minor passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Roundhead Fire, Richland Township Fire, USV-Roundhead and USV Alger EMS and the Hardin County coroner’s office at Minch’s Towing.