(Defiance) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Defiance Post is investigating a serious injury
crash involving a commercial motor vehicle. The crash occurred at approximately 1:47 P.M. on
Tuesday September 26, 2023. The crash was located at the intersection of US 20A and County
Road 21/N in Williams County.
Bryan Corns, age 62, of Stryker Ohio, was eastbound on US 20A. Mr. Corns was driving a 1999
Kenworth when he struck a 1999 Ford F250 in the rear. The Ford was driven by Derek Kruse,
age 27, of Napoleon Ohio. Mr. Kruse was traveling east on US 20A slowing to make a turn onto
21/N. After impact both vehicles traveled off the north side of US 20A.
Mr. Kruse was transported by Williams County EMS to Montpelier Hospital with minor injuries.
His passenger Lane Good, age 25, of Stryker Ohio, was transported by Life Flight with serious
injuries to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Toledo Ohio. Mr. Corns was not injured in the crash. Both Mr.
Kruse and Mr. Good were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by Williams County EMS, Brady Township Fire
Department, Life Flight, and Hutch’s Towing.
The crash remains under investigation. The Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to
always wear a seatbelt.