Michigan man seriously hurt after rear-ending truck in Lake Twp.


MILLBURY — A Michigan man suffered life-threatening injuries after he reportedly struck a truck on Ohio 420 at Libbey Road in Lake Township on Monday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

At 10:37 a.m., troopers from the Bowling Green post responded to the two-vehicle crash.

Martin T. Hinton, 69, Minerva, driving a 2014 International semi tractor-trailer combination southbound on Route 420, was stopped at a red traffic light at Libbey Road.

Joseph R. Harris, 22, Clarkston, Michigan, driving a 2021 Subaru Outback southbound on Route 420, struck the rear of Hinton’s trailer, according to the patrol.

Harris was transported to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, by Lake Township EMS with life-threatening injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation.

The patrol was assisted by the Lake Township Police Department, Lake Township Fire and EMS, and Pat and Son Towing.

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