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A bad day for drivers in Huron County

By JOE CENTERS • Updated Sep 5, 2019 at 9:46 AM

It was a bad day for drivers and a busy day for the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Tuesday afternoon.

It started with a a pair of tractor-trailers colliding on U.S. 250 at the corner of Old State Road and Townline Road 151 (five corners) south of Norwalk.

There were no injuries, but the crash caused a fuel leak that was handled by the Norwalk Fire Department.

Later in the day there were a pair of injury accidents.

A two-vehicle accident occurred about 2:20 p.m. on Greenwich Milan Townline Road, south of Court Road in Bronson Township.

A 2015 Chevrolet, driven by Mark Michael Jr., of Union City, Pa., was northbound on Greenwich Milan Townline Road. A 2003 Chevrolet, drive by John Prushinski, of Greenwich, was southbound. Michael’s car went left of center and hit Prushinski’s car head on, according to reports.

Michael sustained incapacitating injuries and was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by North Central EMS. Metro EMS later transported him to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He wasn’t wearing his seat belt, troopers said.

Prushinski sustained incapacitating injuries and was taken to Cleveland Metro by Metro Life Flight. He was wearing his sea tbelt.

The accident still is under investigation. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Assisting agencies included the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Norwalk Fire Department, Cleveland Metro Life Flight, North Central EMS, Huron County EMA and towing services from Interstate Towing & Transport Specialist Inc., Norb’s North Side Services and White’s Automotive Services.

About 6 p.m. the patrol was on the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Ohio 99 near North Greenfield Road in Greenfield Township.

A 2009 Chevrolet Aveo was southbound on Ohio 99 when it went off the right side of the road and hit a ditch, troopers said. After the impact, the Aveo overturned and came to rest off the west side of the road.

The driver, Crystal Mahl, 29, of Bellevue, sustained incapacitating injuries and wasn’t wearing her seat belt, troopers said. LifeFlight flew her from the scene St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

Alcohol and/or drug use is unknown. The crash remains under investigation.

The Patrol was assisted by the sheriff’s office, Willard Fire & Rescue, Toledo Mercy LifeFlight and Norb’s.

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