A man and three children were killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night near Wauseon.
The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash that occurred at the intersection on County Road 14 at County Road H. The crash occurred at 11:48 p.m.
A 2013 Jeep Wrangler driven by Zane Hull, 21, Delta, was eastbound on County Road H. A 2013 BMW 5 series driven by Muriel Michael, 28, Wauseon, was southbound on County Road 14. Hull failed to yield the right of way, and struck Michael’s vehicle, according to the Highway Patrol.
Two passengers in Michael’s car, Xavier Brown, 25, Wauseon, and a child who was not identified, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two children from Michael’s vehicle were taken by air ambulance to Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for serious injuries but did not survive.
“Today’s loss of two Evergreen Elementary students and their family members is devastating to the Viking community,” said Evergreen Local Schools Superintendent Eric J. Smola. “On behalf of Evergreen Local Schools, our hearts, prayers, and condolences go out to all who were involved in the tragic auto accident. In addition to its counseling team, Evergreen will also have therapy dogs and counselors from neighboring school districts and agencies available this week to help our students and staff cope with this incredibly sad loss.”
Michael was taken by air ambulance to Toledo Hospital with serious injuries.
Hull was taken by ground ambulance to Fulton County Health Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Not all seat belts were being used, according to the Patrol.
The Patrol was assisted on scene by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Morenci, Michigan Fire Department and Wauseon Fire Department.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover the family’s bural expenses. As of Monday it had already surpassed its goal of $5,000. The link is https://gf.me/v/c/lyyj/muriel-and-xavier-and-three-beautiful-babies.