A Bowling Green State University student died this morning in a two-vehicle crash at 7:12 a.m., on Ohio 199 between Dewitt Road and Baird Road, in Perry Township.
According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved a southbound Honda Civic, operated by Brianna Redd, 22, Dublin, and a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Sarah Hottenstein, 42, Fostoria.
Shawn Brennan, 27, of Bowling Green, a passenger in the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene.
Redd was taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital, according to a statement released by BGSU. The sheriff said she appeared in stable condition.
Both Brennan and Redd were students in the College of Education and Human Development. According to BGSU, Brennan majored in Adolescence to Young Adult Education, specializing in Integrated Social Studies. He was engaged to BGSU senior education major Elizabeth Royster and planned to graduate in May.
Both Redd and Brennan were student teachers at Fostoria Junior and Senior High School and were on their way to work at the time of the crash.
Hottenstein, who was extracted by mechanical means and transported by ambulance to a local hospital, also appeared to be in stable condition.
The incident is still under investigation.
The statement from BGSU President Rodney Rogers concluded:
“We mourn Shawn’s loss and share the sorrow of his family, fiancée and friends. Condolences to his family can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deliver them.
“Counselors are available to help the campus community cope with this loss. The BGSU Counseling Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday or can be reached by phone at 419-372-2081. When funeral arrangements for Shawn are finalized, we’ll share the information in Campus Update.
“This is a tragedy for our entire University community and for Shawn’s colleagues and students at Fostoria. Let us find comfort and inspiration in his memory and his dedication to teaching.”