We regret to pass on that a member of the Carroll Township (between Toledo and Sandusky) Fire Department died while responding to an emergency after crashing their car into a pond.
The crash happened last night in the area of Wall St. and Toussaint Club Road in Carroll Township.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a driver (the responding member) who said they crashed their vehicle into the water. While police were on their way to the area, they lost contact with driver, a member of the CTFD.
Deputies arrived and found the vehicle completely under water in a pond, and searched the scene to see if the driver had made it out of the vehicle.
With no evidence of that, a deputy went into the water to check the vehicle but had to exit the pond because the cold water was affecting his ability to function. The Carroll Township Fire Department arrived on scene and sent 3 crew members into the water with cold water gear on.
The CTFD Firefighters reached the vehicle and found the driver inside, who was a member of the Carroll Township Fire Department -and had been responding to a squad call (EMS response) when the crash happened. Their member was pulled from the vehicle and brought to the shore where they were treated by Carroll Township EMT’s.- was then taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.