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Alcohol considered factor in serious snowmobile crash

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Harpster man is in critical condition after crashing his snowmobile.

Alcohol is believed to have contributed to the crash of James D. Herring at about 11:10 p.m. Friday near Wyandot County 110, north of Country Road 58, according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.

Herring rode his snowmobile with others for about an hour before arriving at a home on Ohio 67. Herring said he would leave to obtain some fuel, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Acquaintances checked on Herring after losing sight of him and found Herring lying on his back. They said he consumed alcohol before the accident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Life Flight personnel flew Herring to The University of Toledo Medical Center, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

He wore a helmet during the crash, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation. Also assisting were Upper Sandusky EMS, Upper Sandusky Fire Department and the State Highway Patrol.

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