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Delta Student Killed In Auto Accident Friday




Jamie Doremus, 17, rural Wauseon, a student at Delta High School, was pronounced dead after her mini-pickup truck collided with a semi tractor trailer at the intersection of US20 and Co. Rd. 23 about 5:50 pm Friday, Sept. 7.

A press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol states Doremus was driving her pickup south on the county road, with passenger Jessica Sharp, 17, Delta, also a Delta student.

The release states Doremus stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of US20, then drove into the intersection, into the path of a westbound semi, driven by Daniel Degner, 45, Dysart, Iowa. The semi struck the pickup on the driver door.

The force of the impact ejected Sharp from the pickup. She was picked up at the crash scene by a helicopter ambulance and flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. As of Monday afternoon, she was listed in critical condition.

Degner was taken by ambulance to Archbold Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Harry Murtiff, Fulton County coroner, pronounced Doremus dead at the scene.

In addition to OSHP troopers, the Fayette Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to the scene, along with ALS- 1, the paramedic unit based at Archbold, Fulton County Sheriff Department deputies and Fayette Police Department offi- cers. The crash is still under investigation by OSHP troopers.

Marty Friess, Delta High School assistant principal, said the Pike Delta York school district Crisis Response Team, made up of administrators, counselors, and a representative of the community’s ministerial association, was ready for students on Monday.

“The kids, in general, handled it very responsibly,” Friess said.


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