1 killed in crash north of Ohio City

GREG SOWINSKI419-993-2090

October 29, 2013

OHIO CITY — A South Carolina man was killed Tuesday when a deer jumped through the windshield of a sport utility vehicle and kicked him to death.

Nathan Crass, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle, driven by Mickey McConahay, slowed when they saw two deer approaching the road from a field on state Route 118 about 1.5 miles north of Ohio City, the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office reported.

One of the deer jumped through the windshield and kicked Crass in the face causing fatal injuries. With the deer in the vehicle, McConahay pulled into a driveway and called 911 to seek help. Deputies arrived and called the coroner who pronounced Crass dead at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

The two men were on their way to work when the freak accident happened, a sergeant said.