Crash shuts down Ohio 99 south of Ohio Turnpike

Driver of car transported to hospital with serious injuries.
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 18, 2013


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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. 



police chaser

Heard on the scanner that this was POSSIBLY a Fatal Accident.


There is no turnpike exit on Rt 99.

Good 2 B Me

The Turnpike bridge goes over 99 right by Harris Road.


samiam;;walking thesaurus and walking geography map. Congrats


Contrary. The original article said "closed between Strecker and the Tunpike exit".


They must have changed the headline because when I first read it, it didn't make sense to me either. I thought they said the road was closed from the turnpike exit to Strecker Road. That made it appear that the accident happened on route 4 and not on 99. The way it reads now makes sense. I might be wrong, but that's the way I read it. May all those involved make a full recovery.


I hope they are ok and I hope this wasn't caused by a DAM CELL PHONE TEXT !!!


Wow! Really! That's what you guys got from this article? This world needs help! I hope nobody dies because of this crash and I pray for a speedy recovery for both people.

Good 2 B Me

23 y/o causes it. Funny how many think that the 77 y/o should not have a license. (Based on comments from other articles about wrecks posted in the Sandpaper)