(Edgerton) – The Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle crash, which occurred US 6 near milepost 7 in Center Township. A 1996 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Joel Birky age 23 of 10157 CR 17-75 West Unity, Ohio had been westbound on US 6, when the driver attempted to pass a semi. Mr. Birky failed to see an eastbound 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Alexis Gors, age 21, of 870 Summit Street Defiance, Ohio. Both drivers attempted to avoid the crash by going off of the south side of the roadway but struck head-on.
A front seat occupant, Cody L. Rochester, of 870 Summit Street Defiance, Ohio along with both drivers were transported to the Bryan Community Hospital. Seat belts appeared to not have been in use at the time of the crash. Both vehicles received heavy front end damage and were towed from the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
The Post units were assisted at the scene by the Bryan Fire Department, Williams County Sheriff’s Department, Edgerton Police Department and Williams County EMS.