PORT CLINTON – A Fremont couple was killed in a four-vehicle crash Monday evening Ottawa County's Erie Township.
Jerald Zimmer, 78, was taken by LifeFlight from the scene of the State Rt. 2 crash to Mercy St. Vincent Medicla Center where he was pronounced dead. Rosanne Zimmer, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers from the Sandusky post of the State Highway Patrol.
According to troopers, Mr. Zimmer was driving eastbound on State Rt. 2 and failed to yield when turning into the Camp Perry entrance. His Honda Accord was struck by a westbound Dodge Caravan, driven by Rosalinda Guerra, 34, of Toledo.
Two additional vehicles were stopped at a stop sign at Camp Perry, waiting to turn onto State Rt. 2, troopers said.
After the initial crash, which occurred about 4:49 p.m., Ms. Guerra's van hit the cars at the stop sign.
Ms. Guerra was taken by LifeFlight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Her condition was not immediately available.
Five more people, all from Toledo, in Ms. Guerra's van were also taken to Magruder Hospital.
According to troopers, Alexandra Davis, 32, suffered “incapacitating injuries.” Four children were treated and released from the hospital: Dominique Sullivan, 15; Diamond Sullivan, 7; Darreron Porter, 13; Donnell Porter, 10.
In the Chevrolet Sonic at the stop sign was Margaret Cumberland, 56, and Harold Cumberland, 54, of Hilliard, Ohio. Ms. Cumberland was taken to Magruder Hospital with “incapacitating injuries.” Mr. Cumberland suffered “minor injuries” and was not treated, troopers said.
In the Lexus, also waiting at the stop sign, was Anna Murphy, 59; Garron Fischman, 49; and Ashlynn Fischmann, 10, all of Kenton, Ohio.
None of the people in the Lexus were injured, troopers said.
The crash remains under investigation. No citations have been issued and alcohol or drugs to not appear to be a factor in the crash, troopers said.