Four injured in accident

PHOTO BY JACOB GURNEY Deputy Wilkinson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office examines the scene of a single-vehicle accident on SR 19 Saturday afternoon.

BLOOMVILLE — Four people were injured in a single-vehicle accident on SR 19 south of Bloomville Saturday afternoon.

Deputy Denny Wilkinson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Michael E. Everhart, 34, of Tiffin, was traveling north on SR 19 in a 2004 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck. Deputy Mark Lawson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said he was traveling with Victoria Everhart, 29, Jacob Everhart, 5, and Brylee Everhart, 2, all of Tiffin.

Wilkinson said Everhart was traveling north on SR 19 when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the left side of the road and into the ditch. He then struck the end of a guardrail, a telephone pole and a tree and rolled at least once before coming to a rest in a creek.

He said Everhart had said he had fallen asleep.

Lawson said all four people were transported by Republic EMS and Bloomville EMS to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Wilkinson said Everhart is to be cited with failure to control.

Everyone was wearing their seatbelts, he said.

Wilkinson said the Ohio Department of Transportation responded to the scene to clean up the guardrail. Frontier was contacted about the telephone pole, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report.

SR 19 was closed for about 45 minutes while crews worked to get the truck out of the creek, Wilkinson said.

The accident was reported at 12:16 p.m., and Bloomville EMS, Bloom Township Fire Department, Republic EMS, the Echo unit, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Department of Transportation and John’s Welding and Towing responded to the scene. Attica-Venice-Reed EMS was on standby at SR 19 and US 224 to cover the eastern part of the county, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

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