Ohio State Highway Patrol car

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP -- A 19-year-old Bucyrus woman died today in a two-vehicle crash Monday at 8:57 a.m. on U.S. 30 near the northbound entrance to I-71, according to the Mansfield Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Tori A. Carman died when the silver 2008 Toyota Corolla 4-door that she was driving failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and rear-ended a red 2000 Freightliner flat-bed tow truck, driven by Roger W. Poast, 54, of Mount Gilead, the patrol said.

Carman succumbed to her injuries at the scene, according to troopers, who said Poast suffered minor injuries.

The U.S. 30 eastbound exit ramp to I-71 northbound was closed while the accident was cleared.

Mifflin Township Fire and EMS, the Richland County Coroner’s Office, The Ohio Department of Transportation and Shelly Smith & Sons Towing assisted on scene, according to the patrol.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation, troopers said.

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