Monday Crash Kills Fostoria Man

10/10/17 – 5:37 A.M.

A head-on collision killed a Fostoria man Monday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol says 72-year-old Jimmie Yoder of Fostoria died from injuries caused by the collision, while 40-year-old Lee McCumber of Fostoria suffered serious injuries.

The crash happened on State Route 12 near Township Road 65 just after 4:30 p.m. McCumber was driving west on Route 12 when he went left of center and hit Yoder’s pickup truck. People driving by the crash dragged both drivers out of the wreckage before the vehicles caught on fire.

A medical helicopter took Yoder to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo where doctors pronounced him dead. An ambulance took McCumber to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. A helicopter took him from there to Toledo Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation but the patrol believes alcohol was a factor.