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Easy pop

Lima, OH

#1 Jan 29, 2012
Anyone know who was in the wreck outside vw last night maybe around 8 or 9. Heard some girl got life flighted. Hope everyone is ok that was in it
Eyeroll

Rockford, OH

#2 Jan 29, 2012
Scroll down to the thread at the bottom of the list from the Toledo Blade.

3 injured in 2 vehicle collision on State Rt. 116
rscfolchick

Lima, OH

#3 Jan 29, 2012
Charie Johnson, Eileen Manken, Morgan Pugh..all were life flighted
sureucan

Lima, OH

#4 Jan 29, 2012
From Toledo Blade

VAN WERT, Ohio -- Three people were injured Saturday, at least one seriously, when two vehicles collided at State Rt. 116 and Ringwald Road in Van Wert County’s Ridge Township.

Troopers at the Van Wert post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said that Morgan Pugh, 17, of Venedocia, Ohio, was southbound on Ringwald about 6 p.m. when her vehicle failed to yield to a vehicle driven by Eileen Manken, 56, of Van Wert, which was eastbound on Route 116.

The Manken vehicle was struck on the right side, troopers said. Both vehicles traveled off the southeast corner of the intersection, struck several signs, and rolled several times before stopping in a field.

The Van Wert and Middle Point fire departments freed Ms. Manken from her vehicle. She and her front passenger, Charles Johnson, of Van Wert, were taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. A hospital spokesman said there were no conditions for patients by those names.

Ms. Pugh was taken to Van Wert Hospital and later flown by medical helicopter to Parkview, where she was listed in serious condition late Saturday.

The crash remains under investigation.
Wondering

Lima, OH

#5 Jan 29, 2012
I wonder if that is the Charlie Johnson who was a school bus driver for Van Wert?
the dude

Lima, OH

#6 Jan 29, 2012
Wondering wrote:
I wonder if that is the Charlie Johnson who was a school bus driver for Van Wert?
I was wondering that as well and I think it might have been. Ms. Manken was a 5th grade teacher at one of the elementary schools and Mr J was also a teacher in the Jr High and High school. I really hope everyone is ok! They were both great teachers.
i think

Marengo, OH

#7 Jan 29, 2012
I heard Mr. Johnson was released. He was a teacher and now if I'm not mistaken a bus driver. Also Mrs. Manken teaches at the Goedde building and I have not heard about her condition yet.
VWPride

Decatur, IN

#8 Jan 29, 2012
[Yes it was both of them...he broke 5 ribs and released and she is in icu in ft wayne with fractured pelvis, bleeding on the brain and on a ventilator. They said she has movement in her legs. Not sure on the other girl driver said shes in serious cond. Prayers for everyone involved...
i think

Marengo, OH

#9 Jan 29, 2012
VWPride wrote:
[Yes it was both of them...he broke 5 ribs and released and she is in icu in ft wayne with fractured pelvis, bleeding on the brain and on a ventilator. They said she has movement in her legs. Not sure on the other girl driver said shes in serious cond. Prayers for everyone involved...
thank you for the update.
Prayers

Lima, OH

#10 Jan 29, 2012
i think

Marengo, OH

#12 Jan 29, 2012
Prayers wrote:
http://www.caringbridge.org/vi sit/eileenmanken
thank you very much for putting this site up. Thoughts and prayers to her and the family
Moldie Oldie

Rockford, OH

#13 Jan 29, 2012
Back in the day Charlie Johnson taught driver's ed at VWHS. Everyone called him Chief but I don't remember why.
Moldie Oldie

Rockford, OH

#15 Jan 29, 2012
I think he may have moved to Junior High when they stopped teaching driver's ed as a high school class (yes, I am old...they really used to do that). And I think he was always a bus driver, but he's the same guy.
i think

Marengo, OH

#17 Jan 29, 2012
Insert_Cool_Username wrote:
Oh okay thanks Moldie. He was always a nice guy and really funny in class too lol. One of the few teachers I got along with all the time. Hope he's okay.
yep, you are correct. He did teach at the junior high.
prayingforthem

Wauseon, OH

#20 Jan 30, 2012
So has anyone heard anything about Morgan? I've seen updates about the other 2, but has anyone heard how she is doing?
Wondering

Mount Gilead, OH

#21 Jan 30, 2012
She is in Parkview in serious, but stable, condition. My heart and prayers go out to her as well; this must be so much to deal with at such a young age.
JustGottaSay

United States

#22 Jan 30, 2012
It's really awesome that for ONCE Topix is offering positive comments and care/concern statements for people. That's how it should always be. May God send his angels to comfort all those impacted by this tragedy.
Emily

Saint Marys, OH

#23 Jan 30, 2012
I know the Pugh family and when I saw all the thoughts and prayers going out for this accident I mentioned to the family all the concern; and just wanted to let you all know it is very much appreciated! and yes, I agree with the above, very nice to see Topix being so supportive and concerned for once!
unbelievable

Lima, OH

#24 Jan 30, 2012
I was told Mr Johnson is still in hospital but on a differant floor than Mrs. Mankin is. Family member went to see them.
lola

Lima, OH

#25 Jan 30, 2012
Emily wrote:
I know the Pugh family and when I saw all the thoughts and prayers going out for this accident I mentioned to the family all the concern; and just wanted to let you all know it is very much appreciated! and yes, I agree with the above, very nice to see Topix being so supportive and concerned for once!
What is Morgans injuries? I know she is in serious condition and dont want to bother the family. Sending prayers.

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