Friday, April 24, 2009

Mercer County Sheriff - press release

April 23, 2009

CELINA, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that his office is investigating a double traffic fatality that occurred at the intersection of SR 29 and SR 118 N in West Jefferson Township. The sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call of the crash at 1106 AM.

The investigation revealed that a 2000 Mack Dump truck was eastbound on SR 29, stopped for traffic waiting to make a northbound turn. The truck was driven by 54 year old Michael Evers, 1267 Wendel Road, Fort Recovery. While the truck was waiting on westbound traffic to clear the intersection so it could turn, it was struck in the rear by an eastbound 1995 Buick Park Avenue. The Buick was driven by Jacqueline Yoss, age 57, Ossian, IN. A passenger in the vehicle, 93 year old Delbert Yoss, Geneva, IN was in the front seat.

Jacqueline and Delbert were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by Celina Firefighters with the jaws equipment. Both Jacqueline and Delbert were transported to Mercer Health by Celina EMS. Jacqueline was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mercer Health. Delbert was transported by a medical helicopter to a Dayton Hospital where he expired a short time later.

The crash marks the fourth fatal traffic crash in Mercer County this year and the fourth and fifth fatalities. The incident remains under investigation.

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