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South Plasterbed Road fatal crash

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Oct 3, 2019 at 5:32 PM

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — The Sandusky Highway Patrol Post currently is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash, which occurred on South Plasterbed Road and East Schiewe Road. The crash occurred at about 9:53 Wednesday.

A 2011 Chevrolet Malibu was driven by Stephanie Ochsenbine, 45, of Port Clinton. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was later pronounced dead at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton.

The Malibu was heading southbound on South Plasterbed Road and failed to negotiate the left curve at East Schiewe Road. The Malibu went off the right side of the roadway and struck a sign and a tree. There were no other passengers in the vehicle and it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Port Clinton Fire Department, Danbury Township Police and Ken’s Towing assisted at the scene.

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