Three people were injured in a car crash Saturday evening west of Pandora. (Putnam Sentinel/ Anne Coburn-Griffis)
PANDORA - The Lima Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle serious injury crash. The crash occurred on SR 12 at SR 696 around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.
PANDORA - Phillip Schlundt-Bodient, 30, Galloway, was operating a 2007 Toyota Corolla westbound on SR 12. His wife, Ashely Schlundt-Bodient, 30, was a front seat passenger in the vehicle.
Henry F. Neal, 59, Columbus, was operating a 1991 Ford F150 northbound on SR 696. Neal did not stop for the stop sign at the SR 12 intersection. He drove into the path of the Toyota. Neal's vehicle was struck by the Toyota.
Both vehicles traveled off the north side of the roadway. The Schlundt-Bodien's were trapped inside the Toyota and had to be extricated from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life. They were both life-flighted to St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo. Neal was taken b EMS ambulance to St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
Safety belts were in use by all occupants. Neal was issued a traffic citation for failing to yield from a stop sign. Alcohol has been ruled out as a factor, but the crash remains under investigation.
Putnam County Sheriffs, Pandora Rile Twp. Fire, Ottawa-Glandorf Fire and Ottawa Twp. Fire Departments all assisted at the scene.