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Celina, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that his office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on US 127 just north of Clover Four Road. Mercer County 9-1-1 received a call at 11:45 AM about the crash.
The investigation into the crash revealed that LeRoy E. Pohlman, 62, 1920 Hartings Road, Maria Stein was driving a 2002 International Semi tractor trailer, owned by Mercer Landmark, southbound on US 127. Jennifer A. Kester, 40, 235 Jackson Drive, Celina, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, northbound on US 127. Pohlman and Kester were the lone occupants of their vehicles.
Kester’s vehicle went left of center and struck the rear tires on the semi trailer. Kester’s vehicle went off the east side of the road where it came to rest. Pohlman’s semi proceeded southbound and stopped at the intersection of US 127 and Clover Four Road.
Pohlman was not injured in the crash. Kester’s was pronounced dead at the scene. Coldwater Fire and EMS assisted at the scene as well as units from MCERV.