TIMES BULLETIN STAFF REPORT

A tractor-trailer rig became a traffic obstacle for much of early Monday in Van Wert after it hit a tree head-on along N. Washington St.

Little information has been released by Van Wert City Police as the investigation into the crash continues, but cleanup from the wreck extended into the early afternoon hours on Monday.

The truck hit a tree just north of the intersection of N. Washington St. and Gleason Ave. The truck's trailer partially blocked the intersection after the collision. The cab and trailer are from National Truck Broker, Inc. (NTB) of Grand Rapids, MI.