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High school student critically injured in accident




TIFFIN, OH — An accident in Clinton Township on Tuesday night caused one Tiffin Columbian High School student to be transported via Life Flight, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Abby Chapman, 16, of Tiffin, was initially taken by ambulance to Tiffin Mercy Hospital, and then taken by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Chapman is considered critically injured and is in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) as of Wednesday morning.

Chapman was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt south on TR 73, and Derek Schleter, 29, of Tiffin, was driving a 2009 Jeep Liberty north on TR 73, according to the press release from Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Chapman, 16, plays softball for Tiffin Columbian High School

Chapman failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle, which slid left of center and struck the Jeep Liberty, the release states.

A GoFundMe page established at is seeking to raise $2,000 for the Chapman family.

Chapman is a student at Columbian High School and a pitcher on the softball team.

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