Sunday, August 21, 2011


Amherst Township – A Sandusky man was flown from a crash scene on Route 2 early Sunday morning in critical condition.

Troopers say 24 year old Ledonrick Pentorn of Sandusky was traveling west on Route 2 when he went off the left side of the road into the median. The car went into a ditch and struck a concrete culvert and became air born for a short time before striking concrete barriers on protecting the eastbound lanes. Pentorn’s Chevy Caviler struck the barriers with such force it pushed several up them into the roadway.

Pentorn’s car came to rest in the median with severe damage and Pentorn entrapped in the driver’s compartment.

Amherst Firefighters responded from a previous crash on Middle Ridge Road and arrived quickly. Seeing that it might be a prolonged extrication and the extent of Pentorn’s injuries Amherst Firefighters and LifeCare Paramedics requested a helicopter to the scene.

With their quick response and skilled cutting Pentorn was removed from the vehicle in about 20 minutes.
Once Pentorn was removed he was treated by LifeCare Paramedics and a LifeFlight team. He was then loaded on the chopper that was sitting on Route 2 and flown to Cleveland in critical condition.

Vaughn’s Auto & Towing were able to hook a cable to the concrete barriers and move them off the roadway and back into place before they removed Pentorn’s car from the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol.



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