The use of seat belts and child safety restraint seats may have played a role in saving a family from serious injuries after a crash that occurred on US 30 near the Crawford-Wyandot County line on Friday evening.
According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Tony Frazier Jr., 25, Bucyrus, was traveling eastbound on US 30, when he lost control of the 2008 Dodge Caliber he was driving after swerving to miss a deer. The vehicle left the left side of the roadway and entered the grassy median, while spinning counterclockwise. The vehicle continued onto the westbound lane of US 30, left the left side of the roadway, which caused the vehicle to overturn three times down an embankment before coming to a final rest, right-side-up and facing west, in a creek at the bottom of a ravine.
Frazier and his passengers, Brittany Breckenridge, 21, a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl, were taken to Bucyrus Community Hospital and were treated for minor injuries and released.
Both Frazier and Breckenridge were wearing seatbelts and both children were secured in child safety restraint seats.
The vehicle sustained heavy, disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Bloomfield’s Towing.