(2-13-22) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred  February 12th, 2022.  Grey advised that Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call at 1:47 PM of a traffic crash that occurred at 9155 Us Rte. 127 in Hopewell Township. 

Grey advised that the investigation revealed that Marjorie M Gehm (69) 9155 US Rte. 127 Celina, Ohio was at her mailbox and attempting to cross back West over US Rte. 127, when she was struck by a Southbound 2020 Dodge Truck being driven by Kevin N McLane (22) of 11496 Hiawatha Path Lakeview, Ohio. 

Gehm was pronounced dead at the scene.  McLane reported no injuries and received moderate damage to his truck.

Assisting at the scene were members of the Celina Fire Department, Celina EMS and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.    

This crash remains under investigation at this time and will be forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

This is Mercer County’s second fatal crash in 2022.