Monroeville Fatal Accident
The Allen County Sheriff's Department says alcohol played a role in a fatal crash in Monroeville. The accident happened around 11pm Saturday night in the 17-thousand block of Hoagland Road. 21-year-old Derek Franz of Monroeville died after he was ejected from his truck while driving east on Hoagland when he crossed the center line and hit a guard rail and concrete barrier. Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt. The Allen County Coroner determined Franz died from blunt force trauma. He is the 30th traffic fatality this year in Allen County.
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