One dead, two others hospitalized after Camden crash


Staff Report



A 50-year-old Wakeman woman died this morning after a crash at a notorious Camden Township intersection.

Joanette Mullins was bound for MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland aboard a LifeFlight helicopter but didn’t make it, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash came at 7:58 a.m. at the crossing of routes 511 and 303.

Wilburn Mullins, 52, of Wakeman was driving a 2007 Kia Sportage east on Rt. 303 with Joanette in the front passenger seat. Meanwhile, Joshua Gereke, 39, of Wellington was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 pick-up truck north on Rt. 511 with his five-year-old daughter in the back seat.

The Mullinses overshot the stop sign and was struck by the Gerekes.

Both vehicles skidded off the road and hit a utility pole and a road sign before coming to a rest in a field.

Helicopters picked up Joanette Mullins and Joshua Gereke and headed toward Cleveland. Gereke is in stable condition.

Wilburn Mullins was taken to Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin with non-life threatening injuries and was deemed in stable condition. The five-year-old, who was secured safely in a child seat, was not hurt and was picked up by her mother.

No charges have been filed. Neither alcohol nor drug use is suspected of playing a role in the crash.

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