Wrong-way crash near Fremont kills 2, injured teen released from hospital


FREMONT — The surviving 15-year-old victim of a double-fatal head-on collision Monday at U.S. 20 and U.S. 6 has been released from a local hospital, family members have confirmed.

Zachary Zimmerman, 15, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, was originally listed in critical condition at Fremont Memorial Hospital late Monday but was released later that night after being treated for a concussion, said his grandfather, John Hunt, whose wife, Evelyn N. Hunt, was killed in the collision.

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The drivers of two vehicles were killed in the collision that occurred when the driver of one of the vehicles drove the wrong way on a divided highway where U.S. 20 and U.S. 6 run together, the patrol said.

Killed were Charles E. Starks, 61, of Fremont and Mrs. Hunt, 57, also of Fremont, troopers said.

The boy was a passenger in Ms. Hunt’s pickup truck, according to the patrol. 

Starks was driving east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 20/​U.S. 6 in Sandusky Township about 7:20 p.m. when he collided with Ms. Hunt’s westbound truck, the patrol said.

Starks was not wearing a seat belt. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

The westbound lanes of the highway were closed to traffic for about three hours.

The crash remains under investigation.