BOTKINS — The Botkins Police chief was injured in a three-vehicle accident Thursday morning at the intersection of state Route 274 and County Road 25A.
Chief Tom Glass Jr., 55, of Botkins, was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, by Anna Rescue, following the 8:55 a.m. accident. Kenten H. Egbert, 93, 9999 State Route 274, Anna, was also transported to Wilson Hospital, Sidney, by Anna Rescue.
Egbert was cited for failure to yield at a stop or yield sign.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Egbert was eastbound on state Route 274 and had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of County Road 25A. He proceeded into the intersection of County Road 25A and pulled into the path of Glass’s vehicle, which was going south on County Road 25A.
Egbert’s vehicle struck the front of the police cruiser on the passenger side. After being struck, Glass’s vehicle was forced into the northbound lane of County Road 25A causing the vehicle to strike the front of a truck driven by Dean A. Clement, 54, of Alger. Clement was stopped in traffic waiting to turn west onto state Route 274.
The police cruiser, a 2010 Dodge Charger owned by the village of Botkins, sustained major damage and was towed from the scene.
Ferrell Gas’s 2004 Kenworth truck, which was driven by Clement, sustained functional damage. Egbert’s 2013 Chevrolet Cruze sustained major damage and was towed from the scene.