(5-8-23) Friday afternoon at 11:52 am Van Wert County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Ohio City Fire and EMS, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to an area of State Route 81 in Liberty Township for a motor vehicle crash.

A 2016 Harley Davidson driven by Cody Hoenie of Celina was north bound on US 127 and failed to slow down for a slowed and turning 2018 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Collin Brogan of Celina. Hoenie tried to slow down and swerved to miss Brogan but struck him in the passenger side rear. After striking Brogan, Hoenie slid on his cycle side ejecting both of the passengers, both were transported by Ohio City EMS to Van Wert Hospital with minor injuries. Brogan’s Jetta sustained disabling damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Brogan was not injured.