Monday, January 10, 2011


Story & Photos by: BRIAN WOODS
Grafton Township – A single car crash on Erhart Road in Grafton Township left one woman dead and her husband, the owner of Pudges, in the hospital.

Trooper Charlie Jackson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 75 year old George Diederich was traveling east on Erhart Road in Grafton Township when he lost control and went off the right side of the road. The car went into a ditch and rolled over before coming to rest partly in the ditch and partly on the roadway.

Witnesses say that Diederich was standing outside of his car when Firefighters arrived on scene. Firefighters found Diedrich’s wife, 53 year old Jean Ann Diederich, pinned inside of the car on the passenger side. At first they requested Metro LifeFlight be put on standby but soon realized that she had already passed away.

Grafton Township Firefighters treated George Diederich at the scene before transporting him to Medina Hospital Emergency Room.

Jackson said neither of the Diederich’s were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. An odor of alcohol was on George Diederich’s person and when asked Diederich told Jackson that he had been drinking earlier in the evening. Blood test results will be back later this week according to Jackson.



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