(9-30-17) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in the early morning hours of September 30th, 2017. Grey advised that Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 2:02 AM stating that there was a single vehicle crash on Monroe Road, just East of St Rte. 118. The caller advised that there were four people hurt in the crash.
Preliminary information indicates that 19 year old Anthony L Mowery of Celina, Ohio was driving a 2004 Buick Rendezvous eastbound on Monroe Road. Mowery lost control of his vehicle, traveled off of the north side of the roadway and rolled his vehicle over. Mowery was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Other passengers involved in the crash were 17 year old Nathan C Bowman of Celina Ohio, 17 year old Corbin M Houser of Celina Ohio and 15 year old Quinton R Springer of Celina Ohio. All three passengers were transported to Mercer Health in Coldwater by members of the Celina and Coldwater EMS.
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office traffic crash reconstruction team was called to the scene for the investigation. This crash remains under investigation at this time.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by members of the Celina Fire Department, Celina EMS, Coldwater EMS and Mercer County Coroner Dr. Timothy Heinrichs.
This marks the seventh fatality in Mercer County this year.