1 dead in I-75 crash in Wood County

NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio — A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer rig on snow-slickened I-75 near this Wood County community early today, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

The man, who was driving the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the patrol’s Bowling Green post.

Jessica King, 23, of Kanawha, W.Va., his passenger, was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.

The semi was stopped for a traffic crash near milepost 169 in the northbound lanes about 1:50 a.m. when the car struck it in the rear, closing northbound I-75 for about two hours, troopers said. Traffic on the interstate returned to normal about 4 a.m.

Kenneth Mossbarger, 42, of Tipp City, Ohio, the driver of the semi, was not injured, according to the patrol.

The crash remained under investigation.

North Baltimore is about 32 miles south of Toledo.


Another person was injured in the 2-vehicle incident near North Baltimore.