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Crash shuts down Ohio 99 south of Ohio Turnpike

Sandusky Register Staff • Mar 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

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UPDATE 4:09 p.m. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified the victims of the crash as Abbey Bemis, 23, of Monroeville, and Vincent Langevin, 77, of Rossford.

Bemis was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter from Firelands to be treated for incapacitating injuries, according to a news release.

Langevin sustained minor injuries and was treated at Firelands.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

There was no listing for Bemis at Mercy St. Vincent Monday afternoon, as to the status of her condition.

Ohio 99 is now open.

UPDATE 1:32 p.m. — Guy Harmon, of Metamora, was driving south on Ohio 99 on his way to Willard to drop off a rental car Monday morning when his trip took an unexpected turn.

Working for Enterprise, a co-worker was following him, driving the rental car, a Chevy Tahoe.

As they approached a vehicle heading in the opposite direction, a Grand Prix, the driver of the other car started to drift left of center.

"She just missed me and she hit him," Harmon said.

The Grand Prix and the Tahoe collided head on, the impact throwing both vehicles into spins, said Lt. Anthony DeChoudens, of the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Both drivers, the only occupants in their vehicles, were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the Grand Prix, a Monroeville woman, had to be extricated from her vehicle.

Harmon, DeChoudens said, was able to dodge the woman's vehicle as it drifted into his lane.

"He did have to take evasive action," he said.

Troopers closed Ohio 99 as they waited for a reconstruction team from the Bucyrus post to arrive to process the scene of the 10:20 a.m. crash

Debris from the vehicles laid scattered across the road, with muddy tire ruts off the side of the berm.

Original post of this story: 

"It's a very serious injury accident," Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said. 

Two vehicles hit head-on after one went left of center. 


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