PHOTO: A truck driver who crashed into a village home was found dead in the Maumee River a few hours after the incident.
Maurice Watson, 45, of Edna, Minnesota, crashed into the home at 23970 Second St. around 8 this morning, then fled the scene, according to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.
After a search of the Grand Rapids area, Watson was found dead in the river, according to the sheriff’s office.
The truck was reportedly eastbound on Ohio 65 when it drove through the intersection of Wapakoneta Road and crashed into and through a two-story, 3,300-square-foot home at the the northeast corner of Second Street, just east of the railroad tracks.
The truck missed the cemetery located at the southwest corner of that intersection.
The homeowner, Shaun Downey, was in the home, along with his daughter, her son and a friend.