One Killed, Another Seriously Injured in Allen County Crash

Written on October 27, 2021

A Lima woman was killed in a crash that occurred late Tuesday morning in Allen County.

According to a release from the Lima Post of the Ohio State Patrol, 47 year old Marva Ackles failed to negotiate a curve while driving westbound on Koop Road, and the vehicle ended up off the left side of the road where it struck a tree.

Ackles was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger, 42 year old Clarence Powell III, of Lima was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver and the passenger were not wearing seatbelts.

Prior to the crash, the Lima Police Department had attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver fled and a short pursuit was initiated and then discontinued.

The vehicle was not actively being pursued at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.


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