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  • Woman killed in U.S. Route 250 wreck

  • A 60-year-old woman was killed after she lost control of her car and slid into the path of an oncoming snow plow.
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  • A 60-year-old woman was killed after she lost control of her car and slid into the path of an oncoming snow plow.
    Mary K. Durbin Aken, of New Philadelphia, was driving a 2006 Toyota Matrix east on U.S. Route 250 when she slid sideways and into the westbound lane at 5:09 p.m., according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The collision happened just west of County Road 44.
    The oncoming driver, 60-year-old Keith Badertscher, of Nashville, Ohio, attempted to avoid Aken's car by swerving right, but struck the car on the passenger side. A snow plow on the front of his truck entered the car and hit Aken.
    The Wayne County coroner's office pronounced Aken dead on scene, according to the release.
    Badertscher was taken to Wooster Community Hospital for minor injuries. The Wayne County commissioners' office owns the 2002 International 7400 truck, according to the release.
    The Highway Patrol responded to the accident and were investigating Thursday. The Apple Creek Police Department, Apple Creek Fire and staff from the Wayne County commissioners' office also responded.
    Reach Kelly at 330-580-8323 or
    kelly.byer@cantonrep.com
    On Twitter: @kbyerREP