A 7-year-old Fostoria boy died and three people were injured in a solo crash in Wood County on Thursday morning, April 8th. According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred when the vehicle went off the roadway.
The crash report revealed that at about 8:08 a.m., emergency crews arrived at the scene after a single-vehicle accident report. It happened on Bradner Road near Sugar Ridge Road. The preliminary investigation uncovered that the vehicle struck a ditch after leaving the roadway.
The impact left all four occupants of the car with injuries. EMS and fire agencies from Troy Township, Pemberville, Woodville, and ProMedica Air, responded at the accident scene. The medics pronounced the boy identified as Cameron Fredritz dead at the scene.
The other victims, Nathaniel Riveria, 26, Monica Epley, 30, and a minor, Brielle Fredritz, 6, were transported for medical treatment. The sheriff’s office has not identified the primary cause of the solo crash in Wood County. The investigation is ongoing.
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