JACKSON TWP, Oh - One man has been killed and several others have been injured after a serious crash in Seneca County that happened early Saturday morning.
The Fremont Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened on Township Road 71A, just south of the Sandusky County/Seneca County Line road / CR 1 in Jackson Township (Seneca County).
Around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 20-year-old Kevin Wertz of Tiffin, Ohio was driving a 2000 Ford F-250 southbound on CR 58 (Sandusky County) when he failed to yield for a stop sign at the County Line, lost control, left the roadway striking a ditch and overturning.
Three other passengers were in the vehicle: Rachel Pennington, age 20, of McCutchenville, Ohio; Alexander Ratchen, age 18, of Tiffin, Ohio, and Jacob Hohman, age 20, of Bascom, Ohio.
Mr. Hohman was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo, Ohio by air ambulance with serious injuries. Hohman passed away from his injuries later Saturday evening.
Information on any injury to the other occupants is unavailable at this time.
Speed, consumption of alcoholic beverages and lack of seat belt use are believed to be factors involved in the crash.
The Ohio State Highway patrol was assisted by the Seneca County Sheriff's Department, Bascom Fire and EMS and John's Towing. The crash remains under investigation.
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