Three family members were injured, one critically, when their vehicle struck a pole in Pleasant Township Saturday morning. Also Saturday, a Clyde woman was killed when she was thrown from a bicycle, landed under a truck and was run over.
Trooper Craig Franklin of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Sarah L. Gillmor, 34, of Tiffin, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse northbound on SR 53 when she attempted to make a left turn into a private drive. She turned into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala that was being driven southbound on SR 53 by James A. Miller, 62, of Tiffin, he said.
Miller swerved to miss Gillmor's vehicle, and his vehicle struck a utility pole south of CR 61, Franklin said.
Miller was taken to Fremont Memorial Hospital and then was transferred by Mobile Life ground ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. A hospital spokeswoman said she didn't have a patient by that name Sunday morning.
Two passengers also were injured.
Miller's wife, Wonetta L. Miller, 59, was taken by Life Flight from Fremont Memorial Hospital to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and was in fair condition Monday afternoon.
Their grandson, Nicholas Young, 11, of Tiffin, also was taken by Life Flight from Fremont Memorial Hospital to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He had been in critical condition Sunday morning and was upgraded to fair condition by Monday afternoon.
Gillmor, who was cited with failure to yield while turning left, and her two passengers were not injured, Franklin said.
"Everybody was properly restrained," he said.
Alcohol and drug use were not suspected in the accident, which occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday, he said.
According to the patrol, the accident involving a bicycle occurred at Peninsula Motel RV Trailer Park & Campground on SR 163 in Ottawa County Saturday evening.
According to a release, Wendy K. Bollenbacher, 55, died at Magruder Hospital's emergency room.
The release states a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was being driven eastbound by David A. Rhine, 71, of Lima, in the parking lot of the motel and stopped at the end of the black top.
Bollenbacher was riding a Huffy Nel Lusso bicycle northbound on the gravel driveway approaching Rhine. She attempted to turn left and lost control. She was thrown off the bicycle and landed under the truck as it was pulling forward, and the truck drove over her, the release states.
Law enforcement suspected Bollenbacher had consumed alcohol, it states.
Rhine was not injured in the crash. No citations were issued.