Monroeville woman flown to hospital after head-on collision

Crash closes Ohio 99 south of Ohio Turnpike.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Mar 18, 2013

A Monroeville woman was flown to a Toledo hospital after being injured in a head-on crash Monday.

Abbey Bemis, 23, of Monroeville, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix north on Ohio 99 at 10:20 a.m. Monday when she went left of center and collided head-on with a southbound 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by Vincent Langevin, 77, of Rossford, said troopers with the state Highway Patrol.

The collision sent Bemis' vehicle off the east side of the road, while Langevin's vehicle went off the west side and overturned once before coming to a final rest back onto its wheels, troopers said.

Bemis, who had been wearing her safety belt, had to be extricated from her vehicle. She first was transported to the Firelands Regional Medical Center emergency room in Sandusky, then flown by a LifeFlight helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. She sustained incapacitating injuries, troopers said.

Langevin, who also had been wearing a safety belt, was transported to Firelands with minor injuries.

Ohio 99 was closed for a while as crews assisted at the accident scene.

The crash, occurred south of Harris Road and the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County's Groton Township, remains under investigation and no citations have been issued at this time, troopers said. Alcohol or drug use is unknown.