Pemberville man killed in US 20 crash


CLYDE — A Pemberville man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 20 in Green Creek Township.

The Fremont post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash near milepost 24 that occurred Friday at 6:41 a.m.

A blue 2012 Kenworth T6 Series semi-truck, driven by John G. Ketteman Jr, 56, Britton, Michigan, was stopped northbound in a gas station parking and was attempting to make a left turn onto US 20.

A 2011 Toyota Camry, driven by Donald M. Eckel, 74, Pemberville, was eastbound in the right lane of Route 20.

Ketteman Jr. pulled into the path of Eckel when the crash occurred, according to the patrol.

Eckel sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Ketteman was not injured in the crash.

The patrol was assisted on scene by the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Clyde Fire Department, Sandusky County Life Squads 15 and 18, Sandusky County Coroner’s Office, Triple J’s Towing and Interstate Towing.

Alcohol and drug impairment do not appear to be factors.

No posts to display