2 die in fiery Adams Twp. crash

Two men were killed in a crash in Adams Township Wednesday morning.

The drivers and the vehicles’ only occupants were identified as Dillon C. Spencer, 21, of Tiffin, who was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, and James C. Turner, 45, of Bellevue, who was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram truck.

Trooper Jim Van Camp of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said the Dodge Ram truck was westbound on CR 34, and the Pontiac Grand Prix car was northeastbound on TR 32 when the car failed to yield.

A witness said Spencer did not come to a complete stop, Van Camp said.

The car struck the truck, according to a release from State Highway Patrol.

Van Camp said he believed the truck rolled at least one and a half times. It ended up on its side in a bean field on the northwest side of the intersection, and the car ended up against a utility pole on the northwest part of the intersection. The pole burned, he said.

“Both vehicles caught fire,” he said.

Witnesses tried to help the victims in the accident, which occurred around 7 a.m., Van Camp said. Spencer and Turner were pronounced dead at the scene.

Personnel from Bellevue EMS, Green Springs fire, Republic fire and EMS, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, State Highway Patrol and its reconstruction unit and the coroner’s office assisted with the crash.

Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, Van Camp said.