Canadian driver dies in 2-truck crash at NW Ohio crossing



NAPOLEON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio say a Canadian truck driver was killed when his tractor-trailer struck another one, causing a fire.

WTOL-TV reports the crash happened Monday as traffic was stopped at a train crossing on U.S. Route 24 near Napoleon, roughly 40 miles southwest of Toledo.

The driver of the first tractor-trailer became pinned and died when the cargo area of the second tractor-trailer caught fire after the collision. The second truck was pushed into a car during the crash, and four people from that vehicle were taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

The driver of the truck that caught fire wasn’t seriously hurt.

Both trucks leaked diesel fuel, prompting authorities to temporarily close the roadway for cleanup. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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