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Teen LifeFlighted after running stop sign

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Jul 2, 2018 at 12:22 AM

PERU TOWNSHIP — A teenage girl was flown to the hospital with serious injuries after she ran a stop sign, causing a collision with an SUV with a 1-year-old passenger.

The two-vehicle crash happened at about 6:47 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Peru Center and Snyder roads, in Peru Township, the state Highway Patrol’s - Norwalk post reported.

Benjamin J. Barman, 30, was driving his beige 2015 GMC Acadia southbound on Peru Center Road, when a silver 2014 Ford Focus driven by Matigan Jane Obringer, 18, failed to stop at a stop sign for westbound traffic on Snyder Road, reports said.

Obringer pulled in front of Barman’s vehicle, causing Barman’s SUV to strike the car in the passenger door and both vehicles slid off the southwest corner of the intersection.

Obringer sustained incapacitating injuries in the crash and was flown from the scene by North Central AirCare helicopter to University of Toledo Medical Center, the patrol reported. Her car sustained serious damage in the crash and was towed from the scene by White’s Towing. Her seat belt use is unknown.

Barman sustained incapacitating injuries in the crash and was taken by EMS to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, while his 1-year-old passenger, Maryn Barman was not injured. Benjamin Barman was not wearing a seat belt, the report said.

The SUV sustained severe damage in the crash and was towed from the scene by D&K Towing. 

Alcohol/drug impairment was unknown at the time of the patrol’s report.

The patrol was assisted on the scene by Huron River Joint Fire District Fire Department, Huron County Sheriff’s Department, North Central EMS AirCare Air Ambulance, North Central EMS, D&K Towing and White’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation.

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