Man killed in Richland County crash

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RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — A man from Mansfield was killed after his vehicle was struck from behind by a semi-truck.  

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, around 10:46 p.m., Monday, a 2020 Freightliner commercial truck struck a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado from behind on I-71 in Jefferson Township of Richland County.  

The driver of the Silverado, George W. Crawford, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

A passenger riding with Crawford was taken to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital where he was being treated with non-life threatening injuries.  

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.  

Troopers continue to investigate the crash.  

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