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Fatal Crash In Mercer County

June 28, 2013

CELINA — A Maria Stein woman died as the result injuries she suffered in a collision on Ohio 29.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the sheriff's office received received several 911 calls at 5:39 p.m. Thursday reporting a collision at the intersection of Ohio 29 and 118.

The investigation revealed that Michelle R Bruns, 36, of 2243 State Route 716, Maria Stein, was driving a 2010 Lexus southbound on Ohio 118. Thomas L. Sims Jr., 36, of Indianapolis, Ind., was driving a 2005 Freightliner semi-tractor and trailer westbound on Ohio 29.  

Bruns' vehicle traveled through the posted stop sign and collided with the semi-tractor trailer. Bruns’ vehicle became lodged under the tractor trailer and was dragged west of the intersection. Both vehicles came to rest along Ohio 29, west of the intersection.

Thomas Sims was not injured in the crash. Bruns was pronounced dead on the scene.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Celina Fire Department, Motor Carrier Enforcement Division and Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers.

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