A home exploded early Wednesday morning near Liberty Center, killing one person and seriously injuring another.
Police say it happened around 7:30 yesterday morning at a home on County Road 9 and the blast could be heard as far away as Ridgeville Corners.
63 year old Judy Garwood died, and the homeowner, 73 year old Steven Collins was taken by ambulance to Henry County Hospital, then taken by air ambulance to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo where he was listed in fair condition Wednesday night.
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office reports that debris from the explosion was found as far as a quarter mile away from the house.
No official cause has been listed yet, and investigators, including some from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are going through the debris, trying to sort it all out.
Fire departments from Liberty Center, Napoleon, Ridgeville and Delta, along with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the explosion.