DEFIANCE MAN KILLED IN VEHICLE-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ON U.S. 24 IN DEFIANCE

A Defiance man lost his life in a vehicle-pedestrian accident that occurred Tuesday morning on U.S. 24 on the north side of Defiance.The highway patrol investigated the collision at 11am in the westbound lane of route 24, just west of the route 15 & 18 interchange.According to the report, 73 year old William Wales of Defiance had pulled onto the shoulder, and had flashers on, and kept his auto running.Wales walked onto the highway’s left lane, and was apparently trying to remove a small animal carcass from the center of the highway.The victim then walked into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by a motorist from Clinton Township, Michigan.It’s believed William Wales was pronounced dead at the scene.

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