Pickup Struck OSHP patrol car on US Highway 24

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Steven R. Johnson Death – Obituary : 52-year-old Steven R. Johnson of Bryan has died after truck crashed into OSHP patrol car in Defiance County.According to report, the crash took place on Saturday around 2:35 p.m. in Defiance County on westbound U.S. Route 24 between Jewell and Independence Roads.

Before the crash, Sergeant Fernando Chavez, 46, of the Defiance had stopped a Nissan driven by Caleb A. Wolfe, 19, of Delphi over speeding violation and was issuing speeding ticket when 28-year-old Justin R. Johnson of Defiance, drove his truck off the right side of the highway and struck the trooper’s cruiser.

Johnson sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the hospital, while Steven R. Johnson, 52, of Bryan, who was his passenger died at the scene of the crash.

Report has it that the OSHP trooper, Sergeant Chavez was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two people in the car troopers had initially pulled over were taken to the hospital for medical examination of possible injuries after their car was also involved in the crash.