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Ohio man dies after Allen County crash

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 3:57 pm

An 85-year-old man from Ohio became the 36th traffic fatality of 2012 in Fort Wayne and Allen County when he died Sunday, the Allen County Coroner's Office reported Wednesday.

James M. Clark, of Paulding, was fatally injured in a crash Friday at about 10:20 a.m. He was a rear-seat passenger, wearing a safety belt, in a vehicle that ran off Dawkins Road at Sampson Road and into a ditch. Clark died at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

The coroner's office ruled that Clark died from blunt-force trauma in the crash. The manner of his death is accidental.