Archbold, OH

Second Archbold Teen Dead After Friday Auto Crash

Anthony W. McCoy, Jr., 17, Archbold, died Friday evening, April 6, as the result of injuries he received in a two-vehicle accident.

He is the second Archbold boy to lose his life in a mishap involving an automobile in less than a week. Joshua W. Stanford, 17, Archbold, died Wednesday night, April 4, after he was struck by a car while walking on or near Co. Rd. F east of St. Rt. 66 at about 8:45 pm.

McCoy was a rear-seat passenger in a car traveling west on US20 driven by Anthony W. McCoy, Sr., 44. A third passenger in the car was Loraine C. McCoy, 44. All are of Archbold.

Ruth A. Adair, 69, Berkey, was driving a sport-utility vehicle east on the highway. At about 7:38 pm, she attempted to miss a second eastbound vehicle, which was trying to make a left turn onto Co. Rd. 2.

Adair’s sport-utility went left of the centerline, and struck the left rear of the McCoy car. The car went off the right side of the roadway and overturned several times. Anthony McCoy Jr. was ejected during the rollovers.

Rescue units, including a helicopter ambulance, responded to the crash.

Anthony McCoy Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anthony McCoy Sr. and Loraine McCoy were transported by helicopter to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

Adair was taken by a Fulton County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to Flower Hospital, Sylvania.

OSHP troopers are still investigating the accident.–posted 4.8, 11:15 pm


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