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Man killed in U.S. 6 crash: OSHP




Fremont, Ohio — A man was killed and multiple other individuals were injured after a four-vehicle crash on U.S. 6 Sunday evening, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred near milepost 5 in Madison Township and was reported at approximately 10:32 p.m.

Throughout the course of the investigation, troopers learned that a black 2011 Ford F-150 driven by 42-year-old James R. Baker, Jr., of Toledo, was traveling eastbound on U.S. 6.

According to witnesses, Baker drove left of center and attempted to pass several vehicles.

A white 2013 Ford Focus, a black 2018 Chevrolet Colorado, and a blue 2006 Ford Five Hundred were traveling westbound on U.S. 6.

Baker first struck the Ford Focus which was driven by 18-year-old Michael Jamison, of Fremont. Troopers say Jamison attempted to swerve to the right when he and his four passengers were struck. Upon impact, Jamison’s vehicle went off the north side of the roadway and struck two tree stumps prior to coming to a final rest. Jamison and his passengers were treated and released at the scene.

Troopers say Baker then struck the Chevrolet Colorado which was driven by 24-year-old Elizabeth Suhr, of Celina. Suhr also went off the north side of the roadway and and struck a tree prior to coming to a final rest. Suhr and her passenger were transported to Wood County Hospital.

Baker then continued eastbound and struck the Ford Five Hundred head-on, according to OSHP.

The Ford Five Hundred was driven by 20-year-old Steven Iwanek, of South Amherst, who had three passengers in his vehicle at the time of the crash. The right rear passenger, 20-year-old David Walker II, of Vermilion, sustained fatal injuries from the crash. Iwanek and the other two passengers were transported to Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo along with Baker.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, according to OSHP.

U.S. 6 remained closed for approximately five hours following the crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Department of Transportation, Helena Fire Department, Madison Motors, Pat & Son Towing, Ash’s Towing, and Grunden’s Towing.

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