A two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Putnam County left one man dead.
I happened on Ohio 115 near Putnam County Road M in Union Township just before 5:30 yesterday morning, when a tractor trailer driven by 36 year old Shane Baker of Fremont, Indiana was attempting to back into a private drive, and a vehicle driven by 80 year old Adrian Birkemier, of Columbus Grove, slammed into the left side of Baker’s trailer, which was completely blocking the roadway at the time.
Birkemier’s vehicle got stuck underneath the trailer, trapping Birkemier in the vehicle.
Rescue crews had to use tools to get him out of the wreckage. Birkemier died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation today.