OHSP Release

St. Marys, Ohio — Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday evening May 22, 2021 at approximately 10:57 p.m. on U.S. Route 33 near milepost 8 in Auglaize County.

Through the investigation, it was determined that a red 2005 Chevrolet Silverado was being driven westbound in the eastbound lanes by Christopher T. Begley, age 28 of Lewisburg, Ohio. A silver 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca was being driven eastbound on U.S. 33 by Debra Wenning, age 59 of Celina, Ohio. The Chevrolet Silverado struck the Subaru Tribeca vehicle head-on. The Chevrolet Silverado traveled off the north side of the roadway and overturned. The Subaru Tribeca traveled off the south side of the roadway. Both vehicles sustained severe damage.

Christopher T. Begley was extricated by mechanical means and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Debra A. Wenning was extricated by mechanical means. She was transported by Life Flight to St. Rita Hospital for significant injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Marys Police Department, the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Auglaize County Coroner’s office, the Buckland Fire Department, the New Knoxville Fire Department, St. Marys EMS, Midway Towing and Nelsons Towing.

Christopher T. Begley was wearing a properly adjusted seatbelt. Debra A. Wenning was wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.

Next of kin has been notified

(5-23-21) At least one person has died after a two-vehicle crash in Auglaize County late Saturday night.

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was called out to the area of US-33 and Glynwood-New Knoxville Road around 10:57 p.m. Saturday.

UPDATED: The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports one person was killed and another was seriously injured in a traffic accident Saturday night just before 11 pm. Troopers from the Wapakoneta post were called to the scene on US 33 near Milepost 8 by Glynwood-New Knoxville Road.

The patrol reports Christopher Begley (28) of Lewisburg was driving west in the eastbound lanes on US. 33. Begley hit another vehicle head-on that was driven by Debra Wenning (59). Begley’s car went off the roadway and overturned.

Begley was pronounced dead at the scene. Wenning was extricated from her vehicle by mechanical means and was transported by Life Flight to a Lima hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.