(8-13-20) Mercer County Sheriff, Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating the fourth fatal traffic crash in Mercer County for 2020 which occurred at the intersection of Wabash Rd and Siegrist Jutte Rd in Recovery Township.
On August 13, 2020 at 4:16 PM Central Dispatch received a 911 call of an injury accident involving two vehicles.
The investigation found that Dennis R Broeker (58) of Coldwater, OH was traveling eastbound on Wabash Rd and stopped at the stop sign at Siegrist Jutte Rd. Broeker then proceeded into the intersection and into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Keeshia M Brown (23). Broeker’s 2015 Chevy Equinox was struck by Brown’s 2008 Saturn Aura causing Broeker’s vehicle to flip on its top and come to rest in the southeast side ditch. Brown’s sedan came to rest in the southeast bean field.
Both Broeker and Brown were transported by squad to Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater. Broeker was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of the Coldwater EMS, Celina EMS, and Southwest Mercer Fire Department.
This crash remains under investigation at this time.