Bucyrus man dies from injuries in Ohio 13 crash

NORWALK, OHIO - A Bucyrus man has died from injuries sustained in Thursday’s crash on Ohio 13 near Fitchville, according to the Norwalk post of the Highway Patrol.

Zachary T. Warner, 34, died Saturday morning at Toledo St. Vincent’s Hospital. The crash remains under investigation and charges are still pending, according to a news release from the patrol.

The crash occurred on Ohio 13 in Fitchville Township, Huron County, at 10:58 a.m. Thursday and involved three vehicles and three pedestrians.

The crash occurred as a tree trimming crew was setting up along the northbound side of Ohio 13. Two vehicles, a 2004 International “bucket truck” and a 2012 Dodge pickup truck were parked in the north bound lanes. A flagger was in place behind the crew with a stop sign.

There were four crew members with the tree company, including the flagger. A commercial semi-tractor was also northbound on Ohio 13 approaching the work crew. The semi did not stop and struck both tree company vehicles and three pedestrians standing near the trucks, according to the patrol. Upon impact, the semi caught fire and was eventually destroyed.

No information was available on the condition of the two other victims' medical conditions.

Calvin J. Hoover, 50, of Tiffin, sustained serious injuries and was flown from the scene by Promedica Air to Toledo St. Vincent’s Hospital. Ryan A. Niedermeier, 28, of Bucyrus, sustained serious injuries and was transported by North Central EMS to Fisher Titus Medical Center.

The driver of commercial semi was identified as William E. Brindle, 62, of Ashland. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by North Central EMS to Fisher Titus Hospital.

Charges are pending, according to the patrol.


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