Release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on SR 105 near milepost 8 in Harris Township. The crash occurred at 1:18 am on Sunday, August 10th.
A 1995 GMC Yukon driven by Austin M. Limpf, 18, of Curtice, Ohio, was westbound on SR 105 when the driver stated he fell asleep. then ran off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected and ran off the left side of the road then overturned several times ejecting the front seat passenger before coming to final rest on its wheels. Mr. Limpf sustained minor injuries and was taken to Bay Park Hospital by Elmore/Harris EMS where he was treated and released.
The front seat passenger, a 14 year old female juvenile, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation at this time. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.
SR 105 was closed for approximately 4 hours during the investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, the Elmore Police Department, Elmore/Harris fire and EMS, the Ottawa County Coroner’s Office, and Bill’s Towing.