Police Say Man Was Texting Before Fatal Crash


UPDATED: Tuesday March 5, 2013 12:13 PM

Authorities say a northern Ohio man who died after a crash on Interstate 75 was texting while driving.
    
Toledo police said 51-year-old Ken Harder died Tuesday from injuries suffered in the violent crash Monday afternoon.
    
The Blade newspaper reports Harder was critically injured when his SUV slammed into a parked Ohio Department of Transportation maintenance truck whose workers were picking up litter on the side of I-75 north in Toledo. The truck was parked off the roadway.
    
Police said Tuesday they determined Harder was texting while driving.
    
A state worker who was hit by a side mirror was taken to a hospital but not seriously injured.
    
The unoccupied state truck was pushed 35 to 40 feet by the impact.
    

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