UNION TOWNSHIP – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at approximately 12:23 a.m. on Monday morning, Oct.15, 2018, on U.S. 30, near milepost 7 in Van Wert County that left one dead.

A 2003 GMC Sierra, operated by Oscar Garcia Barrios, age 29, of Grover Hill, Ohio, was westbound on U.S. 30 in the eastbound lanes. Barrios struck an eastbound 2013 BMW 650i which was operated by Kwi Cho, age 31, of Dublin, Ohio. Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lanes, resulting in a road closure.

Cho was trapped within the motor vehicle and required extrication to be freed. Both Cho and Barrios were transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana for serious injuries.

The Allen County Indiana Coroner’s office reported that Cho had succumbed to his injuries and died as a result of the crash at 7:37 a.m., Oct. 15, 2018.

The crash resulted in a closure of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 during the crash investigation and scene clean up. The roadway has since been reopened.

The Van Wert Post was assisted on scene by Convoy Volunteer Fire Department and EMS personnel, Van Wert Fire and EMS, Van Wert County Sheriffs Office, and Delpha Towing.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages drivers and occupants to always where their seat belts and never drive distracted or impaired.