BLANCHARD TOWNSHIP — The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported it is investigating a Friday accident that claimed the life of an Ottawa woman.
The post reported Angela L. Schumaker, 39, of Ottawa was eastbound on U.S. Route 224 near County Road 5 in Putnam County at approximately 7:13 a.m. It was reported a westbound vehicle operated by Trevor J. Gerten, 16, of Leipsic traveled left of center and struck Schumaker’s vehicle head-on.
Schumaker’s vehicle came to rest on the south side of the roadway, and Gerten’s came to rest in the middle of the roadway. It was reported, moments later, a westbound vehicle operated by Richard D. Greene, 51, of Toledo, struck Gerten’s vehicle.
Schumaker was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Putnam County coroner. Gerten was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Ottawa Fire and EMS for serious injuries. Greene was not injured. The post reported damage from the second collision was minimal, and did not result in additional injury.
The post reported it does not believe alcohol/drug impairment is a factor in the crash.
Troopers were assisted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Department of Transportation.
(Information courtesy of the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.)