Woman who caused fatal crash has been arrested


LEMOYNE – The driver that caused a multiple-vehicle crash that killed two people has been arrested.

Samantha Hammons, 55, Toledo, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and is in the Wood County Jail.

Two people died in the three-vehicle crash that occurred last night on U.S. 20 at Lemoyne Road.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the crash at 6:58 p.m.

The investigation showed that a 2018 Kia Soul driven by Hammons was westbound at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear of a 2016 Ford Fusion. The impact caused the Fusion to spin across the center line and sideways into the eastbound lane, where it was struck by an eastbound 2019 Dodge Journey.

The driver of the Fusion, Jacob Hahn, of Woodville, and his passenger, Savannah Harding, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Zachery Bollinger, who was driving the Journey, and his two passengers, all of Clyde, were transported to Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center for minor injuries.

Hammons was taken to Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center with minor injuries. Her two passengers, who were both in the rear seat, were not injured.

She is expected to appear in court Monday.

Assisting deputies at the scene were Lake Township Police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Troy Township Fire and EMS, Pemberville Fire and EMS, Lake Township Fire and EMS, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ray’s Towing, Shipley’s Towing and Frank’s Towing.

The incident was still under investigation this morning.

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