FATAL ACCIDENT IN PUTNAM COUNTY FRIDAY

A fatal accident was investigated by the highway patrol in Putnam County this (Friday) morning.The crash occurred on U.S. Route 224 near county road 5 at about 7:15am.39 year old Angela Schumaker of Ottawa was travelling eastbound on route 224, when her vehicle was struck by an oncoming vehicle that went left of center, driven by 16 year old Trevor Gerten of Leipsic.A semi then struck the Gerten vehicle causing a second accident.Angela Schumaker suffered critical injuries in the head-on collision, and was pronounced dead at the scene.Trevor Gerten sustained serious injuries, and was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Ottawa Fire and EMS.The driver of the truck was not injured.

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