Teen brothers die in Seneca County crash

Highway Patrol: Boys died at the scene
Sandusky Register Staff
May 30, 2013


Two teenage brothers from Seneca County were killed Thursday afternoon in a crash just east of Tiffin, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Fremont post. 

Phillip Bollinger, 17, and Dillon Bollinger, 15, both of Bloomville, were pronounced dead at the scene.   

The crash happened at about 2:20 p.m. at Township Road 79 and Township Road 8 in Reed Township, just southeast of the village of Republic. 

Phillip was driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier north on Township Road 79. The car failed to stop at a stop sign at Township Road 8, pulling in front of a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer headed east on Township Road 8, troopers said. The Trailblazer struck the Cavalier, sending it off the northeast side of the road, where it struck a tree. The Trailblazer came to rest in the road.   

Dillon was the sole passenger in Phillip's vehicle. The Trailblazer's occupants sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. The driver was William Bartley, 47, of Republic, with passengers Crystal Bartley, 48; David Fretz, 71 and Jeannette Fretz, 67, all of Republic

All involved in the crash were wearing seat belts, according to the Highway Patrol. Seneca County deputies, Bloomville paramedics and Seneca County paramedics assisted at the scene. Alcohol is not considered a factor and the crash remains under investigation, troopers said.



So sad and such a tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the Bollinger brothers.


Prayers and condolences to the Bollinger family.


Breaks my heart. God bless this family...smh


Such a sad thing to happen.. Prayers to the family now and the days and weeks to come...


I can't process these type of tragedies in my mind. My heart goes out to the family.


Very sad....


Prayers go out to both families.

Just Another Voice

Prayers to the family and to the community. Such a tragedy and loss that is uncomprehendable by most of us.