Erie Twp – The Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Friday January 19, 2024 on State Route 2 just east of W. Camp Perry Western in Erie Township, Ottawa County. The time of the crash remains undetermined at this time.
Jeff Bauer, age 59, of Castalia, Ohio, was driving a 2013 Ford F-150, and was heading eastbound on SR 2 near W Camp Perry Western Rd. Mr. Bauer’s vehicle ran off the right side of SR 2 and continued through a farm field, paintball range, and into a tree line. His vehicle struck many paintball range obstacles and two trees before coming to rest.
Mr. Bauer was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash. Mr. Bauer died as a result of the crash.
Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Erie Township EMS, Ottawa County Coroner’s Office, and Ken’s Towing.