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Fatal collision in Fremont involving sleet plow

March 4, 2014 Toledo No Comments

A motorist rear-ended an ODOT lorry and was killed in a accident.

It happened Sunday only before 9:00 P.M. nearby a Fremont overpass.

The Fremont Highway Patrol Post expelled new information Monday morning.  Lt. Matthew Meredith says 22-year-old Daniel Johnson of Helena died after his automobile back finished an ODOT sleet plow driven by 54-year-old Donald Schlea, also from Helena.  Schlea was harmed and ecstatic to Fremont Memorial Hospital. Lt. Meredith believes Schlea will be OK. 

The pile-up happened Sunday during 8:52 p.m. on U.S. 6 nearby mile post 16, only west of S.R. 19 in Sandusky County.  The Ohio Highway Patrol says Johnson was pushing easterly on U.S. 6 in a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville when he rear-ended a 2006 International Dump Truck (ODOT sleet plow) in a right line of U.S. 6. The sleet plow came to a rest in a center of U.S. 6 and Johnson’s automobile came to a rest on a right shoulder of U.S. 6 east.

Both drivers were wearing chair belts.

The pile-up stays underneath review and ethanol is not suspected.

The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Sandusky Township Fire and EMS, Fremont Police Department, and a Ohio Department of Transportation assisted during a scene.

According to ODOT District 2 orator Theresa Pollick, a sleet plow motorist is still in a hospital, though she can't divulge Schlea’s condition.

Pollick says she can’t criticism on what happened Sunday night because the pile-up is still underneath investigation.  However, she says Schlea was pushing a lorry with immature lights flashing on a top.  ODOT began putting flashing lights on ODOT sleet plows final year.  Pollick says this year it has been in “full implementation” on all trucks.  Pollick tells 13abc over a phone, “You can’t skip a plows.”

Article source: http://www.13abc.com/story/24865990/fatal-accident-in-fremont

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