Deputies Probe Fatal Collision

Staff Writer

The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred at approximately 9:52 a.m. Thursday. Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Frahm Pike and Ohio 118 in Hopewell Township. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that a 2005 GMC Envoy SUV was traveling westbound on Frahm Pike driven by Linda D. Aschliman of Bluffton, Ind. Aschliman reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Ohio 118 and struck a northbound 2012 Freightliner semi tractor and trailer being driven by Jeremy W. Bragg of Ohio City.
Aschliman was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The front seat passenger in Aschliman’s vehicle, Katie Wickey of Geneva, Ind., was also ejected from the vehicle. Wickey was transported to the Coldwater Hospital by Celina’s Squad. Another passenger in Aschliman’s vehicle, Kathern Christner, was also transported to the Coldwater Hospital by Celina’s Squad for her injuries. Bragg refused treatment at the scene.
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Celina Fire Department, Celina EMS, Rockford EMS, and the Motor Carrier Unit of the Ohio Highway Patrol.