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OSHP: Man ejected from vehicle, seriously injured in Sandusky County crash




Sandusky County, Ohio — The Fremont Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle serious injury crash that occurred at the intersection of US 20 and US 23 in Sandusky County.

The crash occurred Sunday at approximately 2:20 pm.

An orange 1997 Ford Mustang, driven by Timothy J. Jester Jr., 37, of Gibsonburg was northbound on US 23 approaching the intersection at US 20.  A white 2001 Ford F-250 pulling a 2018 Forest River Sabre fifth wheel camper, driven by Nicholas J. Avers, 41, of Perrysburg was eastbound on US 20 in the left lane approaching the intersection at US 23.

Mr. Jester attempted to make a left turn to go west on US 20 and was struck by Mr. Avers. Mr. Jester’s vehicle spun clockwise and came to rest in the middle of the eastbound lanes.  Mr. Avers’ vehicle became separated from the camper it was pulling.

Both the camper and truck ran off the north side of US 20.  The camper overturned into the ditch.  The truck struck a large ditch embankment before coming to final rest.

Mr. Jester was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle.  He was trapped underneath the vehicle and freed by mechanical means.  ProMedica Life Flight landed at the scene and transported Mr. Jester to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center and he is currently in critical condition.

Mr. Avers was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured as a result of this crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Sandusky County EMS, Woodville Township Volunteer Fire Department, Ash’s Automotive, and Grunden’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.