Serious Injury Crash in Mercer County
October 2, 2014-
Troopers from the Wapakoneta post of the Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at 10:01 last night on US 33 at the intersection of Celina- Mendon Road. Involved was 21 year-old Derek Bollenbacher from Celina and Eric Jones of Huntington, IN.
Bollenbacher was northbound on Celina- Mendon Road. Jones was driving a commercial truck and trailer on US 33. Bollenbacher failed to yield at a stop sign and drove into the intersection, striking Jones. Bollenbacher's Chevy pickup received heavy disabling damage. The commercial truck and trailer sustained disabling damage to the trailer.
Bollenbacher was transported to Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys then taken by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Jones was not injured. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.