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Two Crashes At Same Intersection



Two crashes occurred at the same intersection in just under 40 minutes of one another, Fulton County Sheriff Department reports state.

Fannessa Mae Barton, 40, Romulus, Mich., was treated and released at the Fulton County Health Center following the first of the two mishaps, which occurred on US20A on Thursday, Jan. 21.

The first crash occurred about 3:27 pm, when a car, driven by Kayla A. Bates, 27, rural Bryan, was traveling west and was stopped in traffic, waiting on another vehicle to make a left turn onto Co. Rd. 18.

A sport-utility vehicle, driven by F. Barton, with passenger Blake Anthony- William Barton, 18, same address, was traveling west behind Bates. They collided.

ALS-8, the Wauseon-based paramedic unit, transported F. Barton to FCHC. She received a citation for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.

The second crash occurred at 4:08 pm, when a minivan, driven by Vera M. Bates, 53, rural Bryan, was traveling east on US20A, and was slowing at the previous crash scene. Bates has the same rural Bryan address as Kayla Bates, who was involved in the previous accident.

A sport-utility vehicle, driven by Patricia S. Beck, 72, rural Montpelier, with passenger Hunter Beck, 9, same address, was traveling east behind V. Bates. They collided.

There were no injures. P. Beck was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.

Other crashes:

•Monday, Jan. 25, 7:16 pm: A car, driven by Paul F. Ottenweller, 48, Bryan, was traveling west on US20A when he collided with a deer about two-tenths of a mile west of St. Rt. 66. Ottenweller was not injured.

•Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2:32 pm: A pickup, driven by Carl F. Vollmer, 75, Edgerton, was traveling north on Co. Rd. 24, and was stopped in traffic about two-tenths of a mile south of St. Rt. 2. A sport-utility vehicle, driven by Andrew Oliver Roth, 19, rural Archbold, was traveling north behind Vollmer. They collided. No injuries. Roth was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.



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