Fatal Collision In Auglaize County

ST. MARYS — Two Fort Recovery residents died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon in Auglaize County.

According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at 1:01 p.m., Linus U. Braun 77, of Fort Recovery, was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan southeast on Ohio 29, near Washington Pike, when he went left-of-center and struck a northwest bound 2011 Honda Pilot driven by Judy Zink, 58, of St. Marys. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage in the head-on collision.

Braun, and his wife, Virginia Braun, 72, of Fort Recovery, were taken by EMS to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and later taken via Care Flight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The Brauns later died from their injuries.

Zink was transported to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys for treatment for her injuries. According to the crash report, the Brauns were not wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. Zink was wearing a seat belt and alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the collision.

The crash remains under investigation. Other agencies that assisted at the scene included the St. Marys Township Fire Department, the St. Marys Fire Department, St. Marys Police Department and the New Bremen EMS.