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      Temperance woman killed in suspicious Monroe crash

      T he M onroe C ounty S heriff's office is investigating the strange circumstances surrounding a fatal car crash near Temperance.

      J ust before 11:00 pm W ednesday, officers got a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle in the area of Telegraph and Temperance. Adam Speiker, 22, of Perrysburg, told police he had been hit by a car. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

      B ut the next morning, officers discovered a crashed truck near the area where Speiker was picked up. They found Patty Sprague, 39, of Temperance, dead inside the truck. Investigators determined that Speiker had actually been driving the truck and walked away from the crash. They think Sprague was a passenger in the truck when it crashed.

      O fficers say speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, but their investigation continues.

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