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Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating two-vehicle injury crash involving sheriff’s deputy, K9 unit Staff




BERLIN TWP., Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury crash involving an Erie County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his K9 partner.

The crash occurred on SR 61 near mile post 2 in Berlin Township at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Friday.

A 2003 Chevy Silverado driven by Joel Gundlach of New Albany, Ohio, was exiting a private drive and initiating a turn to head east on SR 61.

A 2007 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor was driven by Deputy Cody Webb, going westbound on SR 61.

Gundlach failed to yield from the private drive and entered the path of Webb’s vehicle.

Webb attempted to avoid the collision by veering left and struck Gundlach’s vehicle.

Gundlach and Webb were both wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Gundlach did not sustain any injuries. Tina and Riley Gundlach were passengers in the vehicle and were not injured. Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Webb sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported by North Central EMS to Fisher Titus Medical Center.

The canine was released to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and was transported for medical evaluation.

Drugs and/or alcohol are not a fact in the crash which remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on-scene by Erie County Sheriff’s Office, North Central EMS, Berlin Fire, Dunn Rite Towing, and Central Automotive.

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