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Ohio sheriff’s deputy dies in crash while transporting inmate

Deputy Daniel Kin had worked with the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office for just over a year

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Duty Death: Daniel Kin - [Circleville]

End of Service: 15/12/2022

By Cliff Pinckard

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — A Wyandot County deputy who was transporting an inmate was killed Thursday when his van was involved in a crash with a pickup truck in central Ohio.

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Deputy Daniel Kin died in the crash in Pickaway County, which is just south of Columbus. Kin, of Upper Sandusky, was pronounced dead after being flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

“Dan was such a positive person with an awesome smile,” the statement says. “He will be greatly missed.” Kin had worked with the sheriff’s office for just over a year, having previously worked in Seneca County.

The crash occurred at about 11 a.m. at the intersection of Ohio 56 and Ohio 104, WBNS Channel 10 reports. Kin was driving north on Ohio 104 when the transport van was involved in a crash with a 2010 Dodge Ram driving east on Ohio 56.

The inmate was taken to OhioHealth Berger hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities tell the Scioto Valley Guardian. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to Grant Medical Center and was in stable condition Thursday. A 4-year-old girl who was in the truck was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, but her condition was unavailable, WBNS reports.

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