(6-25-20) On Wednesday June 24, 2020, at 5:20 PM, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a three-vehicle accident near the intersection of SR 29 and Bornhorst Rd, in McCartyville, in northern Shelby County.
Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier was stopped facing Southeast on SR 29, where the Cavalier was attempting to make a left hand turn into the carry-out. A 2008 Pontiac G6 traveling Southeast on SR 29 failed to stop, striking the rear of the Cavalier forcing it into the opposite lane of travel. The Cavalier was struck by a 2012 Jeep Wrangler traveling Northwest on SR 29. All three vehicles sustained heavy damage.
The driver of the Cavalier, Terry E. Heitkamp (48) of Minster was treated at the scene by a doctor and two nurses who witnessed the accident and came up on the scene. Heitkamp was transported by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition Heitkamp died while at the hospital due to his injuries.
The driver of the Jeep, Jaymee Donovan (42) of Botkins and refused medical treatment while at the scene and was taken by private vehicle to Joint Township Hospital. The driver of the Pontiac Jonathon Craig (48) of St. Marys and refused, all medical treatment. The accident remains under investigation.
Units responding to the scene were the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Van Buren Fire Department, and Anna Rescue Squad.