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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Ohio State Patrol Investigating Serious Injury Crash

Norwalk- The Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle intersection crash that occurred on Monday May 22, 2023 at 4:02 PM at the intersection of US Highway 20 and State Route 4 in Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio.

Jeannette Waibel, age 58, of Willard, Ohio, was driving a 2010 gray Buick sedan southbound on State Route 4. Oleg Gubenya, age 61, of Pleasant Hope,Missouri, was driving a beige 2021 Vovlo Semi westbound on US Highway 20. As Jeannette Waibel entered the intersection, she was struck by Oleg Gubenya’s semi. Both vehicles came to final rest in the roadway.

Oleg Gubenya was wearing his safety belt and reported no injuries as a result of the crash.

Jeannette Waibel was wearing her safety belt and was trapped within the sedan. She was freed by mechanical means and was flown by Mercy Health LifeFlight to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash at this time. The crash remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Bellevue Fire Department, North Central EMS, Mercy Health LifeFlight, Ohio Department of Transportation, Interstate Towing, and Madison Towing.


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