Pedestrian killed in crash


CELINA — A Maria Stein man was killed Saturday morning in a traffic crash.

According to Mercer County Sheriff, Jeff Grey, central dispatch received a 911 call of a traffic crash at 7:38 a.m. near 2301 Rolfes Road.

The investigation found that 74-year-old Vernon E. Bruns, of Maria Stein, Ohio, was walking east on the Rolfes Road in the eastbound lane. Alfred L. Henry, 65, of Versailles, Ohio, was driving a 2001 Chevy pickup truck also eastbound on Rolfes Road. Henry reported that due to the rising sun, he did not see Bruns on the roadway and struck him. Bruns was pronounced dead at the scene. Henry was not injured.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office on the scene were members of the St. Henry EMS and Chickasaw Fire Department.

The case remains under investigation. A completed a report will be sent to Celina City Law Director George Moore for review of possible charges.

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