Bryan man killed in US 24 crash


GRAND RAPIDS — A Bryan man was killed when his tractor-trailer went off the road on Saturday morning on U.S. 24.

The Toledo post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash that occurred at 10:55 a.m. on Route 24 near mile post 54 in Providence Township, Lucas County.

A 2022 Kenworth T880 semi-tractor pulling a 2005 Heil trailer being operated by Kenneth Risner, 50, Bryan, was traveling westbound. The tractor-trailer traveled off the north side of the roadway into a ditch, striking a speed limit sign.

Risner was transported by EMS to McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. Risner was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

At this time safety belt usage is unknown. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The patrol was assisted on scene by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Providence Township Fire and EMS and Lucas County EMS.

The crash remains under investigation.

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