Two injured in head-on crash

Pair flown to Toledo hospital after semi collides with car.
Scott Seitz2
Nov 29, 2013


Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 6 just west of Ohio 269.

Samuel R. Spade, 27, of Galion, was operating a 2009 Volvo commercial tractor-trailer traveling west on U.S. 6. Corey C. Hamilton, 27, of Castlia, was operating a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire turning left from Wahl Road on to U.S. 6 eastbound and pulled in front of Spade's vehicle, said troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol said.

Spade's vehicle struck Hamilton's vehicle head-on, troopers said.

Both units came to rest in the roadway.

The crash took place at 6:22 p.m.

Spade's vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Madison's Towing, Fremont.

Hamilton's vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene by Galloway's Towing, Sandusky.

Hamilton sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Firelands Regional MEdical Center in Sandusky. He was then flown by helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

A passenger in Hamilton's vehicle, Kristin M. Wurtz, 31, of Marblehead, was also seriously injured in the crash and was flown by helicopter from Firelands to St. Vincent's. It is suspected that she was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

Spade was not injured in the crash.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office and Margaretta Township Fire & EMS also assisted.

The crash is currently under investigation. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs are contributing factors in the crash.