A woman is dead and a man hospitalized after a car hits a tree on a bend near Lima

LIMA, Ohio (WANE) – A woman is dead and a man is in hospital after a car veered off the road around a bend and hit a tree on Tuesday morning.

At around 11.15am, emergency crews were dispatched to Koop Road, west of Eastown Road, following reports of a single vehicle accident.

Responding crews report that a 2012 Lincoln MKZ, driven by 47-year-old Marva I. Ackles of Lima, was traveling westbound on Koop Road and failed to navigate a curve. The car then veered off the road and hit a tree.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that Ackles suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen County Coroner before her body was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.

One passenger, Clarence L. Powell III, 42, of Lima, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

None of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, the patrol said.

Prior to the crash, the Lima Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the Lincoln. The car failed to stop, leading to a short chase before being called off. Patrol said the car was not being actively pursued at the time of the accident.

The accident is still under investigation.

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