(07/11/2022) This morning at about 6:59 AM an injury crash was reported on S. Main St., south of Lakeshore Dr., near the lighthouse. Just prior to the crash a Celina PD officer was fueling a patrol car at the Shell station near Logan St. The officer observed a white, 2020 Lincoln sedan accelerate rapidly to what appeared to be a speed over 50 MPH. The Lincoln failed to stop for a red light as it crossed Logan St., still southbound. The Lincoln failed to negotiate the curve, went left of center and struck a concrete barrier along the lake. It then struck a flag pole, a light pole and another flag pole before driving head-on into a black 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck before coming to rest.

The driver of the Lincoln was identified as Jeffrey Buschor (62) of Celina. It appeared he may have had a medical emergency. He was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the Ford pickup truck was identified as Keith Beyke (36) of St. Henry. Mr. Beyke refused treatment at the scene for apparent minor injuries.

Both vehicles were a total loss. The crash remains under investigation.