Area law enforcement personnel attend to a woman in a crash near the intersection of U.S. 33 and Wapak Fisher Road Thursday.
Staff photo/Lance Mihm
Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol and firefighters with the St. Johns Fire Department responded to a crash near the intersection of Wapak-Fisher Road and U.S. 33 at approximately 11:30 a.m Thursday.
A passerby driving a semi-tractor trailer noticed a gray Chrysler New Yorker with Auglaize County plates setting off of the road on the bank of the pond on the south side of U.S. 33 in front of a trailer park. Officials at the scene found a female motorist unconscious and did not know how long she had been sitting there in a clump of trees.
A trooper with the OHP said it appears the motorist was traveling south and went off the road. Law enforcement officers and safety personnel were unable to communicate with her and passersby in conventional vehicles would not have been able to see the vehicle.
The motorist suffered an undetermined amount of injuries and was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital by St. Johns EMS.
Several trees had to be cleared to extricate the motorist from the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.