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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Investigating a Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Milan Twp – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Sandusky Post is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Monday January 22, 2024 at approximately 6:48 AM.  The crash was on US 250 just south of SR 113 in Milan Township, Erie County.


Shawn Martz, age 36, of Norwalk, Ohio, was driving a 2012 GMC Pick-Up truck and was travelling northbound on US 250.  He was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash and was transported to Fisher Titus Emergency Room in Norwalk with unknown injuries.


Michael Opfer, age 60, of Sandusky, Ohio, was driving a 2020 Chevy SUV and was travelling southbound on US 250.  He was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  


Shawn Martz was northbound on US 250.  Michael Opfer was southbound on US 250 and went left of center striking Shawn Martz, causing him to go off the west side of the roadway and strike a cement barrier. 


No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation. 


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Milan Police Department, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Wilson’s Towing.


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