Patrol: 4 family members die in car-truck collision in Ohio

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the crash between a car and a garbage truck that killed four family members in Ohio occurred when the car failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled into the truck’s path.

The State Highway Patrol’s Jackson post says the car was westbound on State Route 56 when it collided Wednesday with the truck that was southbound on State Route 93 near McArthur, about 55 miles southeast of Columbus.

The truck did not have a stop sign.

Troopers say the car’s driver, 55-year-old Lisa Foerster died along with her two children, 18-year-old Thomas Hamel and 19-year-old Emma Hamel, all of Athens. Foerster’s sister also was killed. She was identified as 57-year-old Lorraine Alsterberg, of Tigard, Oregon.

The truck driver wasn’t injured.

The patrol investigation is continuing.

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