A semitrailer driver faces a charge of vehicular manslaughter after a Westerville man died in a two-vehicle crash earlier this month in Orange Township.
Authorities responded to a report of a crash shortly before 1:45 p.m. Dec. 7 near the intersection of U.S. Route 23 and Hidden Ravines Drive, just south of Orange Road. The driver of a semitrailer heading north on Route 23 failed to yield and struck a southbound van attempting to turn east on Hidden Ravines Drive, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The van's driver and passenger were taken to a Columbus hospital for treatment with life-threatening injuries. The passenger, 89-year-old Leonard Dill of Westerville, died from his injuries, the release states.
The semitrailer driver, who was not injured, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor, after the crash, according to the highway patrol.
The 58-year-old North Carolina man also was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal, the release states.
While the crash remains under investigation, authorities do not think alcohol played a role.
In other recent Delaware County Sheriff's reports:
* A theft occurred between 1 p.m. Nov. 29 and 9 a.m. Nov. 30 at a construction site in the first block of Wintergreen Way in Orange Township, reports said. Someone stole siding valued at $1,800 and caused $1,100 worth of damage to siding left at the site, according to sheriff's reports.
* A man reported a theft from a vehicle took place between 7:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 2500 block of Roe Drive in Orange Township. Someone stole tools worth $1,850 from the vehicle, according to reports.
* A man reported a theft from a vehicle occurred between 10 p.m. Nov. 29 and 6 a.m. Nov. 30 in the 5200 block of Woodbridge Avenue in Liberty Township. Someone stole two tablet computers, together valued at $1,400, along with a video-game console valued at $400 and sunglasses valued at $250, according to sheriff's reports.
* A theft from a vehicle occurred between 1 and 7 a.m. Nov. 30 in the 5200 block of Stratford Avenue in Liberty Township, according to reports. Someone reportedly broke into the vehicle through a passenger-side window and stole a wallet valued at $100 and $420 in cash.