Law enforcement handle 5 injury crashes in Wood County


In the last week, Wood County law enforcement has handled one serious injury crash and five crashes that resulted in minor injuries.

On Dec. 7 in Webster Township, Valerie Malone, Monclova, was traveling northbound on Ohio 199 near Ohio 582. Brandi Stiner, Bowling Green, was traveling southbound on Route 199.

According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office report, when Malone started to turn left in her 2020 Jeep Compass, she was struck by Stiner, who was operating a 2018 GMC Terrain.

The crash occurred at 5:51 p.m.

Malone, 68, was taken to ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon by Troy Township EMS with injuries. Stiner, 39, was taken to Toledo Hospital by Troy Township EMS with suspected serious injuries.

Both were wearing their seatbelts. No citations were issued.

A front-seat passenger in the Stiner vehicle was taken to Toledo Hospital by Middleton Township EMS with possible injury. This person also was wearing a seatbelt.

Also on Dec. 7, a minor injury crash was reported to the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Libbey Road in Lake Township.

At 8:16 a.m., Abdullahi Hussein, Bloomington, Minnesota, was southbound on Ohio 420. Firdavs Ramonbekov, Brooklyn, New York, was eastbound on Libbey Road. Hussein ran a red light and struck Ramonbekov’s 2007 GMC Hi-Cube, according to the report.

Hussein, 53, who operating a 2016 Volvo commercial vehicle, was taken by Lake Township EMS to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, with suspected minor injuries.

Ramonbekov, 40, was not injured and was cited for traffic control device.

Both were wearing seatbelts.

On Dec. 7 at 12:37 p.m., a minor injury crash was reported on Interstate 75 in Middleton Township.

Joseph Kaufman, 27, Waterville, was southbound on I-75 and went off the left side of the road and struck the median cable barrier with his 2009 Subaru Legacy.

He reported suspected minor injury but was not transported. The patrol cited Kaufman for OVI and wanton and willful disregard for safety.

On Friday at 8:43 a.m., the Lake Township Police Department responded to a crash on Walbridge Road. Shirley Cutcher, Walbridge, was eastbound on Walbridge Road approaching the entrance to the Interstate 280 entrance ramp.

She reportedly failed to yield the right of way while attempting to turn onto the northbound entrance ramp. She was struck by Courtney Johnson, Millbury, who was westbound on Walbridge Road.

Cutcher’s 2018 Chevy Malibu came to a rest on the roadway, while Johnson’s 2019 GMC Terrain struck a guard rail on the north side of Walbridge Road.

Cutcher, 89, was taken by Lake Township EMS to St. Vincent’s with suspected minor injuries.

Johnson, 22, was not injured.

Both were wearing seatbelts and no citations were issued.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in Henry Township, an unknown driver of a white Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Ohio 18 and stopped at the traffic light to turn left onto southbound I-75.

Amber Morris, Cygnet, was traveling eastbound on Route 18. As she approached the intersection, she failed to yield and turned in front of the Honda, which avoided striking her 2015 Kia Optima. Morris struck the guardrail.

The sheriff’s office report indicates that Morris, 42, sustained suspected minor injuries but was not transported. She was wearing a seatbelt.

On Tuesday at 10:17 p.m., Perrysburg Township police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Avenue and Glendale roads in the township.

Elizabeth Batista, Perrysburg, was twestbound on Avenue approaching Glenwood when Mykhailo Yakymchuk, Center Line, Michigan, who was eastbound on Avenue, failed to yield as she made a left turn.

Yakymchuk crashed her 2008 Mazda into Batista’s 2012 Toyota Corolla in the intersection.

Batista, 24, was taken by Perrysburg Township EMS to Perrysburg Mercy Medical Center with suspected minor injury.

Yakymchuk, 24, was not injured. A 25-year-old passenger in her vehicle also was not injured.

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