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Two Crashes At Same Intersection Leave Five Injured



Five people were injured in two auto accidents that occurred less than 24 hours apart at the intersection of St. Rt. 34 and Henry County Rd. 24, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23.

As a result of the first crash, at 6:10 pm, Friday, Katelyn Michelle Hahn, 16, rural Archbold, was taken to Fulton County Health Center by Archbold Rescue. Once at FCHC, she was transferred to the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, where she was treated and released.

Hahn was a passenger in a car driven by Ashleigh Elizabeth Colon, 17, rural Wauseon, which was traveling south on Co. Rd. 24, and stopped for the stop sign at St. Rt. 34.

The Henry County Sheriff Department crash report states a second car, driven by Jane M. Helberg, 58, rural Napoleon, was traveling east on the highway, approaching the intersection.

The Colon auto drove into the intersection, and the two vehicles collided.

Archbold Rescue transported Colon to FCHC, where she was treated and released. Ridgeville Rescue transported Helberg to Henry County Hospital. No information on Helberg was available from Henry County Hospital.

Deputies cited Colon with failure to yield at an intersection.

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The second crash occurred at 5:59 pm, Saturday, when a car, driven by Kristina M. Fisher, 22, Wauseon, was traveling south on Co. Rd. 24, with passenger Rebbecca N. Stites, 19, Fayette.

A van, driven by Stanley J. Oberlin, 59, rural Bryan, with passengers Mary Kolb Oberlin, 59, and Brent G. Oberlin, 21, same address, was traveling east on St. Rt. 34.

The HCSD report states the Fisher car drove into the intersection, where the two vehicles collided.

Stites was taken by Archbold Rescue to FCHC. Brent and Mary Oberlin were both taken to Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers- Bryan; Brent by Williams County Rescue and Mary by Ridgeville Rescue.

All were treated and released.

Fisher was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.


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