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Clyde woman, Port Clinton boy injured in separate crashes

Sandusky Register Staff • Sep 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM

A Clyde woman and Port Clinton boy were seriously injured in two separate crashes Sunday.

The Clyde woman was airlifted to a Toledo hospital after a one-vehicle crash Sunday evening on Ohio 19, south of Limerick Road in Green Creek Township, according to the Fremont post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Lori Clouse, 43, was driving north on Ohio 19 shortly after 7 p.m., when the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer went off the east side of the road, striking a ditch culvert. The Blazer overturned and struck a utility pole. Clouse, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, the patrol reported.

Clouse was transported by Life Flight helicopter to The University of Toledo Medical Center. No report on her condition was available.

The crash remains under investigation. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the crash scene by the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Green Springs police and fire departments, Sandusky County Life Squad and Life Flight.

The 14-year-old Port Clinton boy was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a pickup truck on Lockwood Road east of Fulton Street in Portage Township, according to the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Marilyn Cuevas, 59, of Port Clinton, was driving a Ford F-150 west on Lockwood Road shortly after 4:20 p.m. when he came up behind Joe Rojas, who was pedaling west on Lockwood Road. Cuevas moved into the eastbound lane to pass the bicycle, but the bicycle turned into the path of the pickup, the patrol reported. The pickup and bicycle collided, ejecting Rojas from the bicycle.

The teen struck the windshield of the truck, and then landed on the pavement.

Rojas sustained serious injuries and was transported by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, the patrol reported. 

Cuevas and Stephen Orshoski, 61, a passenger in the F-150, were wearing their seat belts and were not injured.

The crash is still under investigation. Alcohol, drug use or medical conditions do not appear to be a factor in the crash, the patrol said.

No citations have been issued.


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