Sandusky Co. crash sends 3 to hospitas


FREMONT -- Two people were airlifted to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo on Saturday night after a car-pickup crash northeast of here, according to state troopers at the Fremont post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported about 8:10 p.m at State Rt. 523 at Sandusky County Road 174. Rescue crews had to extricate a driver who was trapped in the wreckage.

Torrie Ruiz, 21, of Fremont was southbound on County Road 174 when she failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with a pickup driven by Amber Rosenberger, 26, of Fremont, troopers said. The truck was traveling east on Route 523. A passenger in the truck, Jeremy Klotz, 30, of Toledo, was injured.

Mr. Klotz and Ms. Ruiz were transported by air ambulances to St. Vincent with serious head injuries, troopers said. Ms. Rosenberger was taken to Fremont Memorial Hospital.

Troopers continued to investigate.