Man taken by Life Flight after CR 15 accident

A man was taken by Life Flight to Toledo after an accident at TR 148 and CR 15 Wednesday evening.

Sgt. Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Daniel E. Shock, 46, of Tiffin, was traveling south on CR 15 in a 2005 Dodge pickup truck when he lost control and the Dodge slid off the left side of the road. Shock’s Dodge struck a telephone pole, a tree and then Shock was thrown from the vehicle, he said.

The truck continued on and struck a stop sign before coming to a rest in the road, Jeffries said.

Shock was transported by North Central EMS to Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital and then was flown by Life Flight to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, he said. Jeffries said Shock had non-life-threatening injuries and was in stable condition.

He said Shock was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to control, no seatbelt, expired driver’s license and expired license plate.

Jeffries said a Fremont Police Department K-9 unit responded to assist with a report of a missing passenger. Nobody was found and Shock recanted his statement, he said.

Power lines were down at the scene and according to American Electric Power, 20 customers were without power. CenturyLink was also contacted, according to a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. The Seneca County Engineer’s Office responded to the scene to drop off signs, she said.

CR 15 was closed as crews worked at the scene.

The accident was reported about 6:56 p.m. and Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and John’s Welding & Towing assisted at the scene.