1 dead, 1 injured in NW Ohio home explosion

5:46 PM, Sep 25, 2013   |    comments
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LIBERTY CENTER, Ohio -- Authorities suspect a gas leak may have caused a house explosion that killed a woman and injured a man in northwest Ohio.

Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender says investigators suspect a leak but are still investigating the explosion that occurred Wednesday morning in Liberty Township.

The sheriff said in a release that 63-year-old Judy Garwood of rural Holgate was killed and 72-year-old Steven Collins was injured.

Collins lived in the house near Liberty Center, about 30 miles southwest of Toledo.

A spokeswoman at Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo said Collins was in fair condition. No other injuries were reported.

Authorities say homes on either side of the house were evacuated and had some structural damage.

Associated Press

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