A combination of wet weather and freezing temperatures made Fulton County roads icy Monday, Nov. 24, resulting in 20 crashes in two hours.
Crash reports started coming in around 8 am.
Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, said Archbold rescue units responded to four mishaps. None of the injuries were serious, he said.
“It was just cold enough” to cause ice on the roadway, he said.
Archbold Rescue had been out earlier that morning, and “it was not that slippery,” he said.
Many sheriff reports spoke of “black ice,” a thin, almost invisible, coating of ice on roadways.
Sheriff deputies responded to several crashes in the area.
Reports on file:
•Nov. 27, 6:09 pm: Leroy Gadzialski, 28, Archbold; passenger Amanda Tuber, 21, rural Archbold; driving pickup eastbound on Co. Rd. E, struck deer twotenths of a mile east of Co. Rd. 13; no injuries.
•Nov. 24, 10:18 am: Benjamin Kohler, 37, Archbold, driving vehicle west on Co. Rd. J, lost control, struck guardrail fourtenths of a mile west of Co. Rd. 23; no injuries.
•Nov. 24, 10:03 am: Brianna L. Fisher, 27, Wauseon, car, traveling west on Co. Rd. D; Ruth M. Nafziger, 75, Archbold, car, traveling east on Co. Rd. D; Fisher lost control of her vehicle, swerved, and hit Nafziger auto; no injuries.
•Nov. 24, 8:49 am: Joy A. Crew, 50, rural Wauseon, car, traveling north on Co. Rd. 20, lost control on overpass, struck guardrail three-tenths of a mile south of Co. Rd. H-J; no injuries.
•Nov. 24, 8:01 am: Brice A. Nemire, 30, Archbold, pickup, traveling east on Co. Rd. J, lost control, went off road, rolled onto top; no injuries; raining.
•Nov. 24, 7:56 am: Glenn E. Hudspeath, 36, Wauseon, car, traveling west on Co. Rd. G, slid off Co. Rd. 24-2, down deep ditch, struck large tree; no injuries; black ice.
•Nov. 24, 7:56 am: Jennifer L. Newton, 19, Defiance, sportutility vehicle, traveling east on St. Rt. 2, slid off road into ditch, rolled several times; transported to Archbold Hospital; black ice.
•Nov. 24, 7:46 am: Bethany J. Morgan, 18, West Unity, car, traveling east on US20A, failed to negotiate curve at Co. Rd. G, slid off south side of road, struck utility pole, mailbox; transported to Archbold Hospital; black ice.
•Nov. 23, 8:53 pm: Michael R. Fox, 44, Stryker; passenger Lori Lyn Mosiman, 48, rural Bryan; driving an ambulance owned by the Williams County Commissioners; traveling on St. Rt. 2 two-tenths of a mile west of Co. Rd. 26, struck a deer; no injuries.
•Nov. 18, 9:12 am: Veronica Zeller, 22, Fayette, car; traveling south on St. Rt. 66, lost control two-tenths of a mile north of Co. Rd. J; went into ditch; no injuries.
•Nov. 17, 2:04 pm: Jill M. DeWilde, 44, West Unity, traveling north on Co. Rd. 27-1, stopped at stop sign at Co. Rd. 27-1; Jason A. Sliwinski, 24, Alvordton, pickup pulling trailer, traveling west on Co. Rd. L; collided; DeWilde cited for disobeying stop sign.
•Nov. 17, 6:37 am: Hannah J. Roth, 21, Wauseon, sport-utility, traveling west on US20A, crossing bridge four-tenths of a mile west of Co. Rd. 24; vehicle slid into guardrail, crossed roadway, came to rest in a yard; no injures; black ice.