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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash Near Bellville

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  Original Published: 8/26/2014

A multi-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Richland County claimed the life of a Mount Vernon man.

The State Highway Patrol says the fatal crash happened at 7:30 a.m. on Ohio 13, south of Bellville between Honey Creek and Ross roads.

The patrol says Nicholas A. Frankart, 29, was traveling southbound in his minivan when he went left of center and struck a northbound Chrysler Sebring driven by Teresa L. Farnham, 60, of Mount Vernon, and then struck a northbound Ford F-150 truck driven by Christopher W. Flack, 31, of Bellville.

Frankart's minivan landed on its top off the westside of Ohio 13. Frankart was transported to Knox Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Farnham was transported to Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital and later transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. Flack was was transported to Knox Community Hospital with minor injuries.

This is the seventh fatal crash in Richland County this year.

   
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