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Archbold Man In Sept. 13 Crash



An Archbold man was involved in what the Fulton County Sheriff Department termed as two traffic crashes during the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 13.

Andrew Jordan Huerta, 23, Archbold, was involved in crashes at 3:30 am and 3:31 am.

The first report states Huerta was driving a car north on St. Rt. 108, with passenger Jobe Gonzales Reynolds, 24, rural Fayette.

Huerta told deputies he swerved to miss deer standing in the roadway about two-tenths of a mile north of Co. Rd. A-C, and drove off the right side of the road. Huerta was unable to get the car back on the road; it went out of control.

The car went off the right, or east, side of the road, struck a telephone junction box and a junction box marker, then went off into a soybean field.

Neither man was injured. Huerta received a citation for failure to control for that mishap.

The second report states Huerta made a “J” turn in the field, causing more damage to the crops, then tried to drive back onto the highway.

The car struck the ditch embankment with its front end. The back end came off the ground; the vehicle shifted to the north, and came down on a second telephone junction box.

No citation was issued in connection with the second mishap, and neither man was injured.

Other traffic crashes of local interest:

•Saturday, Sept. 5, 6:33 pm: An Ohio State Highway Patrol report states a car driven by Keith Shaffer, 17, with passengers Nicholas A. Christian, 17, and Chevenne Edward Smith-Sutton, 18, all of Bryan, was traveling west on US20A and was approaching the intersection at Co. Rd. G. A pickup, driven by Danny D. Zehr, 47, West Unity, was traveling southeast on US20A, and was negotiating the curve at the intersection. Shaffer attempted to continue west from US20A onto Co. Rd. G; they collided. Shaffer and Christian were taken by Archbold Rescue to Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Bryan, where they were treated and released. Shaffer was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way while turning left.

•Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2:10 pm: An FCSD report states a pickup, owned by Ryan L. Gigax, rural Archbold, was parked at the Fulton County Fairgrounds when it was struck by an unknown vehicle.

•Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:06 pm: An FCSD report states a vehicle driven by Kristin A. Riley, 47, Archbold, with passenger Nancy L. Dunkle, 73, Archbold, was traveling north on North Defiance Street, and was stopped to make a left turn onto Charles Street. A pickup, driven by Kevin N. Short, 53, Wauseon, was following behind the Riley vehicle; they collided. Short was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead. No injuries.

•Sunday, Sept. 13, 6:07 am: An OSHP report states a pickup, driven by Brittany N. Leaser, 25, Archbold, was traveling west on US20A when she went off the left side of the roadway and struck two trees about a half-mile east of Co. Rd. 19. Leaser was taken by Archbold Rescue to Fulton County Health Center, where she was treated and released. No information was available about two passengers in the pickup, Liam and Lukas Collins, both born on the same day, who were three days shy of their first birthday at the time of the crash.

•Sunday, Sept. 13, 10:16 am: An FCSD report states a vehicle driven by Linda L. Seiler, 47, Fayette, was traveling east on Co. Rd. L and struck a deer about two tenths of a mile west of Co. Rd. 22. Seiler was not injured.

•Wednesday, Sept. 16, 4:10 pm: An FCSD report states an unknown semi tractor-trailer rig was traveling south on Co. Rd. 19 and struck the railroad crossing arm at the Norfolk Southern crossing.



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