(9-18-21) Mercer County Sheriff, Jeff Grey reports that deputies investigated a fatal traffic crash Saturday morning. Central Dispatch received a 911 call of a traffic crash at 7:38 AM near 2301 Rolfes Road.
The investigation found that Vernon E Bruns (74) of 8600 William Street Maria Stein, Ohio was walking east on the Rolfes Road in the eastbound lane. Alfred L Henry (65) of 9542 Stonerock Road Versailles, Ohio was driving a 2001 Chevy pickup truck also eastbound on Rolfes Road. Henry reported that due to the rising sun, he did not see Bruns on the roadway and struck him. Bruns was pronounced dead at the scene. Henry was not injured.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office on the scene were members of the Saint Henry EMS and Chickasaw Fire Department.
The case remains under investigation. A completed a report will be sent to Celina City Law Director George Moore for review of possible charges.