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Findlay man, Fostoria teens seriously injured in US 23 semi crash Staff




LOUDON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Findlay man and two Fostoria teens were seriously injured in a crash Sunday morning just south of Fostoria.

The crash occurred at 7:53 a.m. on US 23 at County Road 18, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

56-year-old Eddie Leger, of North Baltimore, Ohio, was driving a 2019 Peterbilt 398 semi-truck southbound on US 23.

32-year-old Andrew Durbin, of Findlay, Ohio, was driving a 2014 Dodge Journey eastbound on County Road 18.

Durbin failed to stop at the posted stop sign and was struck by Leger’s vehicle.

Both vehicles traveled off the southeast corner of the intersection after impact.

Leger had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

Durbin had incapacitating injuries and was transported to ProMedica Hospital in Fostoria by Bascom EMS.

Durbin had two passengers, 14-year-old Kyler Rinker, of Fostoria, and 14-year-old Daniel Gilbert, also of Fostoria.

Gilbert sustained serious injuries and was flown from the scene by helicopter to Toledo St. Vincent Medical Center. Rinker was initially transported to ProMedica Hospital in Fostoria by Bascom EMS, and was later flown to Toledo St. Vincent Medical Center by helicopter.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing seatbelts, and alcohol and drugs are not considered to be a factor in the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Bascom Fire Department and EMS, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Department of Transportation, Reinhart’s Towing, and John’s Towing.

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