(3-24-21) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating an injury crash that occurred on US Rte. 127 near St Rte. 707. Grey advised that his office received a 911 phone call of the injury crash at 11:23 AM.
The deputies investigation found that Walter A Pelfrey (55) of Fremont, Indiana was driving a 2012 Freightliner semi Northbound on US Rte. 127. Pelfrey went left of center for an unknown reason, he continued off of the left side of the roadway where he struck a utility pole, utility shed, propane tank and a house at the address of 11051 US Rte. 127 Mendon, Ohio. The 2012 Freightliner is owned by Damiron Trucking Services out of Fremont, Indiana.
Pelfrey was transported from the scene by Lutheran Air and transported to a Fort Wayne Indiana hospital.
Assisting the deputies at the scene were members of Rockford Fire Department, Rockford EMS, Mendon Fire Department, MCERV (Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers), Lutheran Air and a OSP Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspector.