(4-8-21) The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal construction equipment accident that happened Tuesday April 6th, 2021.   The reported accident happened just west of Minster, on Minster Ft. Recovery Rd, at 2:47 p.m.  The operator of the equipment was Thomas Wendeln (59).  Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The body was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to be completed.  There are no signs of foul play as this appears to be a tragic construction equipment accident.   The incident remains under investigation.  No further comment can be made at this time.

Assisting at the scene were the Minster Police Dept, Minster Fire and EMS, and the Auglaize County Coroner’s Office.