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Crashes reported at S.R. 235-47 intersection

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Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to separate injury crashes that occurred Wednesday evening and last Friday afternoon at state routes 47 and 235.

Troopers report Evan Forsthoefel, 21, of Minster, was cited for failure to yield following a three-vehicle serious injury crash about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the intersection that resulted in two people being flown to a Dayton hospital.

A westbound 2010 Ford F-250 truck operated by Mr. Forsthoefel  on S.R. 47 was reportedly stopped at the intersection when the vehicle pulled into the path of a southbound 2006 Jeep Liberty on S.R. 235 driven by Ida Hickman, 38, of Wapakoneta.

The Hickman vehicle then struck the passenger side of the Forsthoefel truck, which forced it to strike an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet truck stopped on S.R. 47 head on.

Ms. Hickman and the Chevrolet's driver, Timmy McPherson, 54, of Kenton, each sustained incapacitating injuries and were transported by CareFlight helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital.

Mr. Forsthoefel and a passenger in his vehicle, Ross Wuebker, 21, also of Minster, were transported by Robinaugh squad with non-incapacitating injuries and possible injuries, respectively, to Mary Rutan Hospital.

All occupants were reportedly wearing seat belts.

• Passengers involved in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday sustained minor injuries.


Emergency personnel prepare to transport Belle Center resident Edward Buckley to Mary Rutan Hospital Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash at state routes 235 and 47. EXAMINER PHOTO | T.J. HUBBARD

Reports indicate Rakesh Nanda, 33, of Grove City, was cited for failure to yield when the stopped westbound BMW 325i car he was operating on S.R. 47 pulled into the intersection and struck the passenger side of a southbound 2012 Chrysler Town & Country traveling on S.R. 235.

Passengers in the minivan, Edward Buckley, 80 and Carol Flory, 67, both of Belle Center, were transported by Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital. Its driver, James Flory, 68 and another passenger, Patty Buckley, 78, also both of Belle Center, did not report any injuries.

The car's driver, who reportedly was wearing a seat belt, did not report any injuries.

DeGraff Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Damage to the vehicles was heavy. Wreckers were called to the scene.

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