- Local Guide
CELINA — A Mendon teen died Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a traffic crash.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies received a phone call at 5:22 p.m. regarding a crash on Celina-Mendon Road between Siler and Krugh Roads in Center Township, near Mendon.
Shirissa D. Seibert, 19, 110 N. Green St., Mendon, was the driver and sole occupant of a 2008 Pontiac. The investigation revealed that Seibert was westbound on Celina-Mendon Road when, for an unknown reason, she traveled left of center, then lost control and traveled back off the right side of the roadway, striking a ditch. The Pontiac rolled several times on impact with the ditch and Seibert was ejected.
Seibert was taken to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys by Celina EMS, where she was pronounced dead.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by member of MCERV and the Mendon Union Volunteer Fire Department. The crash remains under investigation.
The death was the fifth traffic fatality the sheriff's office has handled in Mercer County this year.