CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Police in Mercer County are investigating crash that is the second fatal wreck of 2023.
According to Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey’s Office, first responders were called out to U.S. 127, south of Fort Recovery Minster Road just after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Deputies reported that 61-year-old Kevin Brunswick of Piqua was driving north on 127 when for an unknown reason he went left of center colliding with a semi driven by 54-year-old Todd Penhorwood of Mt. Victory.
Kevin Brunswick was pronounced dead at the scene. Penhorwood was not injured.
The Mercer County crash reconstruction team was called to the scene, the crash remains under investigation at this time.
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office released the following:
The Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating the second fatal traffic crash in Mercer County this year. Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call 9-1-1 call at 6:14 AM Wednesday morning of a traffic crash on US Rte 127, south of Fort Recovery Minster Rd in Granville Township.
The investigation revealed that Kevin Brunswick (61) of Piqua, was driving a 2020 white Chevy sedan, traveling north on US Rte 127. Todd Penhorwood (54) of Mt Victory, was traveling southbound in a 2020 white International semi-tractor and trailer. For an unknown reason, Brunswick traveled left of center, striking Penhorwood. Mr. Brunswick was pronounced dead at the scene.
Assisting at the scene were members of the St. Henry Fire Department, Burkettsville Fire Department, Southern Mercer County Joint Ambulance District, MCERV, Ohio Motor Carrier Enforcement and Mercer County Prosecutor Erin Minor.
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team was called to the scene. This crash remains under investigation at this time and will be forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for review once it is completed.