A 75-year-old Defiance woman died in a 2-vehicle crash on Wednesday night on U.S. 24 near Napoleon.
Karol Beilharz was driving just before 7 p.m. on Henry County Road 17D and trying to cross the 24 when she pulled in front of a semi. The violent crash ended with both vehicles hitting a concrete culvert and the semi truck landed on top of the woman’s Impala.
The semi driver, 26 year old Derrick Jones, Jr. is from Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
Karol Beilharz, 75, of Independence Road in Defiance was killed in the crash.
Beilharz was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones was taken by Napoleon Fire and Rescue to Henry County Hospital, where a condition update was unavailable.