(8-14-18) At about 6:03 AM this morning Celina Police were sent to an injury accident involving a citizen and a Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy at the intersection of Main and Market Streets.  The investigation revealed that 58 year old Joseph Lee Ives, 6953 SR219, Celina, was traveling westbound on EastMarket Street and failed to stop for a red light on Main St.  Ives struck a northbound Mercer County Sheriff’s patrol car, a marked 2015 Ford SUV being driven by 35 year old Deputy Luke Wolfe.

Both drivers were injured, but, declined transport by ambulance to the hospital. Deputy Wolfe was taken to the Coldwater hospital by another deputy with non-life threatening injuries.  Joseph Ives was cited for a red light violation.  Both vehicles were heavily damaged and towed from the scene.