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Fatal truck attack at medical center kills 1, injures 2

September 13, 2019 GMT

CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — One person has died after a truck crashed into an Ohio medical facility in what authorities are investigating as an intentional attack.

The Fairfield County sheriff says the person killed Friday at Diley Ridge Medical Center was an employee.

Sheriff Dave Phalen told The Columbus Dispatch two others were injured. One was in critical condition. Victims’ names weren’t immediately released. All were standing at the front desk when the truck struck.


Phalen identified the driver as 45-year-old Raymond Leinendeck, of Fairfield County. There was no sign Leinendeck applied pressure to the brakes before the crash, so Phalen said it may have been intentional.

Leinendeck was upset by a psychological evaluation he’d just undergone at the hospital, the sheriff said.

Diley Ridge is an affiliate of the Mount Carmel Health System.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com