Botkins Police release crash vicitim’s name


By Sheryl Roadcap - sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com



BOTKINS — The name of the Sidney woman who died as a result injuries sustained in Thursday morning’s crash in the village of Botkins has been released by the Botkins Police Department.

According to Botkins Police Chief Tom Glass, Angela M. Fitzgerald, 52, died at Miami Valley Hospital, where she was taken by CareFlight after the two-vehicle crash on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11:12 a.m.

Botkins Police and Fire and Anna Rescue were dispatched on a report of an injury crash with entrapment and the vehicle on fire at the intersection of County Road 25A and state Route 274 in Botkins. A press release from Botkins Police said the preliminary report indicates a Dodge Stratus, driven by Myron Parke Jr., 69, of Sidney, was traveling westbound on state Route 274 and failed to stop at the intersection. The Dodge entered the intersection and was struck by a southbound Honda SUV, driven by Casey Guisinger, 22, of Botkins, on County Road 25A.

After the impact, the Dodge ended up in the ditch on the southwest corner of the intersection facing north, and the Honda ended up in the southbound lane of County Road 25A facing the north.

There were three occupants inside of the Dodge and one occupant in the Honda.

Fitzgerald, the front, right seat passenger in the Dodge, was extricated from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life and was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, where she later died of injuries sustained from the crash. Amber Yingst, 33, of Minster, the rear passenger in the Dodge, was transported to Wilson Health with serious injuries. Parke was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Guisinger was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center with minor injuries.

Assisting Botkins Police at the scene were Botkins Fire, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Shelby County Highway, Anna Police and Rescue, Van Buren Township Fire and CareFlight.

The crash is still under investigation by the Botkins Police Department.

By Sheryl Roadcap

sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.