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Sheriff’s deputy injured in crash with pickup truck: OSHP

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Fremont, Ohio — An on-duty deputy with the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office was injured Thursday afternoon in a crash involving a pickup truck, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at approximately 4:34 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 213 and Township Road 224 in Green Creek Township, OSHP said in a press release.

23-year-old Trent A. Burtch, of Fremont, was driving a teal 1995 Chevy Silverado southbound on Township Road 224.

Deputy Matthew Ray was driving a 2018 Ford Explorer police cruiser eastbound on County Road 213.

Burtch failed to yield at the southbound stop sign and was truck by the deputy’s cruiser, according to OSHP.

Burtch did not report any injuries, while Deputy Ray was transported to Fremont ProMedica Hospital by Sandusky County EMS with suspected minor injuries.

At the time of the crash, Burtch was not wearing a safety belt, according to OSHP. He was cited with failure to yield from a stop sign and failure to wear a safety belt.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Sandusky County EMS, Clyde Fire Department, Madison Motors, and Ash Towing.

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