UPDATE: Boy in serious condition after snowmobile gets hit by van

A 16-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were sent to hospitals after crash.
Aaron Krause
Jan 3, 2013


A 16-year-old boy is recovering in a Toledo hospital after his snowmobile was hit by a van Tuesday afternoon.

The state Highway Patrol's Norwalk Post investigated the two-vehicle serious injury crash that occurred at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Road, east of Rome Greenwich Road.

Friedric Reep, 16, of Greenwich, was driving a Yamaha Ovation snowmobile east in a field off the north side of Crescent Road when he entered the road and was struck by a 2001 Ford Windstar driven by Jonathan Gibson, 34, of Willard, troopers said.

Reep and his passenger, 13-year-old Alexis Hinckley of New London, were ejected from the snowmobile. Neither teen was wearing a helmet, troopers said.

The snowmobile came to rest off the south side of Crescent Road, while the Windstar stopped in the middle of the road.

Reep sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown from the scene by a LifeFlight helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Reep was listed in serious condition on Wednesday at St. Vincent.

Hinckley sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported from the scene by Firelands Ambulance Service to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Hinckley was not listed as a patient at Fisher-Titus Medical Center on Wednesday.

Neither Gibson nor his passenger, Jason Gibson, 33, of New London, were injured. They were wearing their safety belts. Their vehicle was towed from the scene by Jensen's Towing.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the New London Fire Department, North Central EMS, Life Flight and Jensen's Towing.



4:00 in the afternoon and can't see a van coming down the road?