“They were drifting towards the center line so I kinda kept my distance, and just this last time they drifted across and just totally into oncoming traffic,” she said.
Terpstra said she had to react immediately.
“I was just trying to figure out if I could go around them, and I just veered off into the ditch, into the cornfield,” she said.
Her car did sustain some damage, but after witnessing the crash that claimed three lives, Terpstra said: “I’m just happy to be alive.”
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The man driving the Acura, Corey Cummins, 28, of Bellefontaine, was flown to MercyHealth St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, where he was stable Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. His passenger, Timothy Allen, 33, of Bellefontaine, was taken by ambulance to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine then referred to OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
Furlong said Ohio 117 sees a lot of traffic, particularly during rush hour from those who commute to and from Lima for work. The crash around 6 p.m. near County Road 96 just north of Huntsville shut down the roadway between Ohio 274 and 235 for more than four hours.
The crash was still under investigation Saturday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.