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      County worker accidentally hit and killed by car

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      The Defiance County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car accident that killed a county worker.

      T he incident happened at the refuse pickup center on Gingrich Road on Saturday.

      A ccording to the sheriff's office , 58-year-old Peter Simonis died from injuries when an 87-year-old driver hit Simonis. Authorities said the driver was backing up to a trash container and mistakenly drove forward, hitting Simonis.

      T he worker was life flighted to a Fort Wayne, Ind., hospital, where he later died.

      T he sheriff's office continues to investigate.