Weekend Accident May Have involved Phone and Alcohol Use

Lima, OH (WIMA) -- The Lima Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash which occurred on Jervis Road at the intersection of Lincoln Highway on Saturday morning.

A pick-up truck driven by 48 year-old Michael Schimmoeller of Lima

was traveling southbound and failed to stop at the stop sign at Lincoln Highway.

The truck struck a ditch.

Schimmoeller was taken to Mercy Health Saint Rita’s.

He was not wearing a seat belt and is suspected of using a cell phone at the time

of the crash.

Alcohol is also suspected to be a factor.

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