Morrow County man killed in late Saturday crash
Revised Tuesday 12 p.m. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at 10:59 p.m. on May 12, 2012. The crash occurred on County Road 29, approximately .2 mile west of County Road 20 in North Bloomfield Township in Morrow County.
The Patrol reports that Brandyn Vandyke, 21, of Township Road 38, Galion, sustained fatal injuries while driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, eastbound on County Road 29. Vandyke drove off the right side of the road, overcorrected and drove off the left side of the road. The Cavalier struck a guardrail, small trees, overturned and struck a pile of bricks. Vandyke was ejected into some brush and struck a tree.
Morrow County Sheriff Steve Brenneman said Deputy Brian Newsome and his K-9 unit were part of a search Saturday night for Vandyke after the accident. Officers on foot, a helicopter with a heat-sensitive camera as well as a dive team checking creeks searched for hours and could not find Vandyke. The search was called off in the early morning hours.
Family and friends resumed the search at daylight and reportedly found Vandyke in a grove of trees on CR 29, some distance from the vehicle.
The Patrol said alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.