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Valley News Dispatch

Missing Ohio man found near Tarentum

Paul Peirce
| Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Albert Simmons
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Albert Simmons

An 86-year-old Ohio man with dementia is expected to be reunited with his family today after state troopers from the Kittanning station located him driving his pickup truck along Route 28 near Tarentum.

Albert Simmons of Medina was reported missing by family members who feared he became lost and disoriented while driving to a family gathering Tuesday, according to the Medina County Sheriff's Office.

Simmons was supposed to meet them at Chippewa Lake but never showed up. He left his home in his pickup truck about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office.

About 12:30 a.m. today, troopers patrolling Route 28 pulled over his gray 2007 Ford F-150 truck near Tarentum after he nearly sideswiped a patrol car, Cpl. Michael Markey said.

"Upon contacting the operator, this trooper observed the operater to be confused, unsure of his surroundings and current events," Markey said in a release.

While checking the vehicle's registration, Markey discovered that Simmons was reported missing in Medina County.

Medics took Simmons to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison for observation.

Troopers contacted his family, who will travel about 145 miles to the hospital to pick him up.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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