Wauseon – The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles which occurred on County Road D and County Road 13 near the village of Wauseon on October 18, 2019 at approximately 4:45 AM.
A 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by 42-year-old Corey L. Stricker of Delta, Ohio was southbound on County Road 13, when it failed-to-yield the right-of-way at a stop sign. Mr. Stricker’s vehicle was struck by a 2004 Saturn Ion which was westbound on County Road D being driven by 19-year-old Amber D. Lauch of Swanton, Ohio.
Mr. Stricker sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Ms. Lauch sustained serious injuries and was Life Flighted to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo.
Safety belts were not in use by either driver. Alcohol and/or drug impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and the Wauseon Fire Department. The crash remains under investigation.