Columbus Grove teen killed in morning traffic crash


COLUMBUS GROVE – An 18-year-old Columbus Grove man lost his life in a single-vehicle traffic accident Tuesday morning in Putnam County.

According to a report from the Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Jordan Vogt was traveling eastbound on state Route 12 near county Road 7 in Putnam County at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove his 2001 BMV convertible off the right side of the road and through a creek. The vehicle struck the embankment and began to roll before striking farm equipment and coming to rest.

Vogt, a 2021 graduate of Columbus Grove High School, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries. He was transported by Pandora Fire and EMS to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Vogt was not wearing a seat belt, and speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to a patrol spokesperson.

Assisting troopers on scene was the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Pandora Police Department and Pandora Fire Department and EMS.

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