Charges pending in ammonia crash that injured driver


JERRY CITY – A citation is pending against a Bowling Green man as the result of a crash that caused an
ammonia spill on Ohio 281 north of the village last week.
The Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said this morning that charges are expected
against Scott T. Reiman, 41, at some point this week. The filing of charges was reportedly delayed, at
least in part, because authorities were waiting to learn the severity of the injuries sustained by
another driver, Joshua D. Whitaker, 23, Fowler, Indiana, in the incident.
The Oct. 16 crash occurred after a Chevrolet pickup pulling a trailer driven by Reiman failed to stop at
the intersection of Route 281 and Huffman Road. Reiman’s vehicle pulled in front of a semi truck driven
by Whitaker.
Whitaker’s vehicle was pulling a tanker containing several thousand gallons of liquid ammonia and struck
Reiman’s vehicle. The crash caused a puncture in the tank and the chemical spilled onto the road and a
ditch. Area Hazmat teams responded to the scene and worked on cleaning up the area over the weekend.
Whitaker was treated for unspecified injuries at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Reiman was not
injured, according to the patrol.

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