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Harpster man injured in snowmobile accident

UPPER SANDUSKY — A rural Harpster man remained in critical condition Monday after crashing his snowmobile Friday night.
Alcohol is believed to have contributed to the crash of James D. Herring, which occurred at about 11:10 p.m. Friday near Wyandot County 110, north of Wyandot Country 58, according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses said Herring left a group of friends, who were working on a broken snowmobile at an Ohio 67 residence, to get fuel in Upper Sandusky. Witnesses then said they saw a headlight on Herring’s snowmobile “swing around,” and they became worried, according to the sheriff’s office.
Witnesses searched for him and found him lying on his back.
Herring was flown by LifeFlight medical helicopter to the University of Toledo Medical Center, where a hospital employee reported Monday he is in critical condition.
Herring wore a helmet during the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.
The crash remains under investigation.
Also assisting were Upper Sandusky Emergency Medical Service, Upper Sandusky Fire Department and the State Highway Patrol.

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