VERMILION TOWNSHIP, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Friday around 3:40 p.m. at Darrow Road near Barnes Road in Vermilion Township.
Police say 63-year-old Ernest Ratliff and 62-year-old Kathleen Ratliff were driving eastbound on Darrow Road in a 2006 Ford F-150 when it drove off the road, hit a mailbox and a driveway culvert. The vehicle then crossed the driveway, hit a sign and struck two trees before coming to a stop.
Ernest passed away at the scene and his cause of death is not known at this time. Investigators say a medical condition may have lead to the crash.
Kathleen was taken to Mercy Hospital with unknown injuries.
Alcohol is not a factor and the accident remains under investigation.
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