Madison Township, Ohio — A fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred in Sandusky County is currently under investigation by the Fremont Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).
The crash happened on Saturday at approximately 6:00 a.m., at the intersection of US 6 and TR 26.
According to reports, 55-year-old Grace O. Molyet, of Perrsyburg, was driving a white 2005 Dodge Magnum northbound on TR 26. Meanwhile, 61-year-old Kent A. Blocher, of Union City, Ohio, was driving a white 2018 Freightliner Cascadia eastbound on US 6.
Molyet reportedly ran the stop sign at the intersection and collided with Blocher’s vehicle. Both vehicles then ran off the north side of the road and crashed into a building. The impact of the crash caused around 100 gallons of diesel fuel to spill in the immediate area, but it was promptly contained, according to OSHP.
Molyet, who was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene after being extricated from her vehicle. Blocher, who was also wearing his seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Fremont ProMedica Hospital. He was later released after receiving treatment.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by several local agencies, including the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Gibsonburg Fire Department, Helena Fire Department, Bradner Fire Department, Sandusky County Life Squads #14 and #17, the Sandusky County Coroner’s Office, and the Sandusky County EMA director.
The investigation revealed that alcohol and drug impairment were not factors in the crash. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.