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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Investigating Serious Injury Crash


Scipio Township – The Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a commercial vehicle versus passenger car crash that occurred Wednesday February 14, 2024 at 06:00 PM on State Route 18 at the intersection of County Road 43 in Scipio Township, Seneca County.

 

Surrendra Rambarran, age 55, of Kissimmee Florida, was driving a red 2006 Freightliner semi southbound on CR 43. Brooklyn M. Bailes, age 21, of Tiffin Ohio, was driving a silver 2011 Chevy car eastbound on SR 18. Rhonda L. Bailes, age 45, of Bloomville Ohio, was a front seat passenger. Savanna N. Crisp, age 21, of Findlay Ohio, was a backseat passenger.


Mr. Rambarran’s Freightliner semi failed to stop at the intersection and the rear of its trailer was struck by Ms. Bailes Chevy car. Ms. Bailes Chevy car traveled off the right side of the roadway in the southwest corner of the intersection. Mr. Surrendra’s Freightliner semi came to a controlled stop on CR 43 south of SR 18.

 

Mr. Surrendra was wearing his safety belt and was not injured as a result of the crash.

 

Ms. Brooklyn Bailes sustained serious injuries and was flown by Mercy LifeFlight to St. Vincent Medical Center. She was trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated by mechanical means. It is unknown at this time if Ms. Bailes was wearing a safety belt.

 

Ms. Rhonda Bailes sustained serious injuries and was flown by Mercy LifeFlight to St. Vincent Medical Center. She was trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated by mechanical means. It is unknown at this time if Ms. Bailes was wearing a safety belt.

 

Ms. Crisp sustained minor injuries and was transported to Tiffin Mercy by Seneca County EMS. It is unknown at this time if Ms. Crisp was wearing a safety belt.

 

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected factors in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Scipio-Republic Fire Department, Seneca County EMS, Mercy LifeFlight, Keller Brother’s Towing, and Rush Repairs and Recovery.

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