High winds tip semis, blow golf cart

Four people were taken to area hospitals following separate crashes Monday, with some of the incidents
being blamed on the windy conditions.
At 12:30 p.m., at Ohio 199 and Devils Hole Road, Thomas Brumenschenkel, Mansfield, driving a semi
tractor-trailer, was southeast on Route 199 when high winds caused his semi to start tipping over and
drive off the east side of the road. The vehicle then struck a utility pole and rolled onto its driver’s
Brumenschenkel sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was taken to Wood County Hospital by Troy
Township EMS.
At 1 p.m. Timothy Barnhorst, Sidney, was driving a semi tractor-trailer northbound on Ohio 18, south of
Liberty Hi Road, when the vehicle was blown over as it negotiated a curve.
Branhorst was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by North Baltimore EMS with possible injuries.
At 7:56 p.m., Jack Miller, 88, Bradner, was riding a golf cart at his residence in the 12000 block of
Pemberville Road to retrieve his newspaper. Miller told deputies that he didn’t know what occurred after
that, but the golf cart, and Miller, ended up in the ditch across from his residence.
Miller was taken to Wood County Hospital by Bradner EMS with non-incapacitating injuries.
At 11:51 p.m., at Route 18 and Liberty hi Road, Letisia Mendez, Fostoria, was southbound on Liberty Hi
Road when she failed to stop at the stop sign at the Liberty Hi intersection and was struck by Joshua
Ross, Fostoria.
Mendez sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was taken to Toledo Hospital by North Baltimore EMS.
Ross was treated for possible injuries at the scene.