Archbold, OH

Two Die In Auto Accidents

Two persons are dead after traffic accidents in the Archbold area.

April Westfall, 41, West Unity, died as a result of a two-car crash at the intersection of US20A and Co. Rd. 19, Saturday, July 7, at 4:56 pm.

A person died in a single vehicle accident on US20A west of the Co. Rd. 24-St. Rt. 66 intersection that occurred at 2:59 am, Thursday, July 5.

Under Investigation

While the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Rick Yoder, Fulton County coroner, have not identified the victim of the July 5 crash, the family of Sandra J. Drennan, 67, Lyons, has made arrangements for a funeral service.

The Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, released an obituary for Drennan stating she “passed away unexpectedly from injuries received in an auto accident early Thursday morning, July 5, 2012.”

The patrol stated a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo was traveling west on US20A when the vehicle went off the right side of the road, over-corrected, then went off the left side of the road, overturned, struck a tree, and caught fire.

The Archbold Fire Department responded to the crash scene to extinguish the blaze.

Records show Drennan was the owner of the vehicle.

Yoder said the body found in the wreckage was badly damaged, making positive identification difficult.

As of Monday, the remains were still being held at the Lucas County Coroner offi ce.

No Charges

No charges have been filed in connection with the crash that claimed the life of Westfall.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol stated a car, driven by Zachery Seif, 19, Wauseon, was traveling north on Co. Rd. 19 and failed to yield to a pickup truck driven by Westfall traveling west on the highway.

The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The pickup went off the left side of the highway and overturned, ejecting Westfall.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Seif was not injured.

An OSHP spokesman said the crash is still under investigation.

Once the crash report is complete, the information will be turned over to the Fulton County prosecutor offi ce to determine if charges will be filed.–David Pugh

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