Fayette woman dies after Friday crash


Benefit planned

Staff report



Three people were injured, one fatally, in a two-vehicle accident Friday at U.S. 20 and County Road 10-3 in Fulton County.

The Toledo post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that a 2008 Pontiac G6 driven by Jazalynn Ackerman, 19, of Holgate, Ohio, was westbound on U.S. 20 at approximately 5:58 p.m. when it failed to yield while turning left onto County Road 10-3 and struck a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Randy Hardee Jr., 32, of Fayette. Both Hardee and his passenger, Taylor Bentley, 27, of Fayette, were ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in the road.

Ackerman suffered minor injuries and was transported to Fulton County Health Center. She was wearing a seat belt.

Bentley suffered serious injuries and was transported by medical helicopter to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. She later died of her injuries.

Hardee also suffered serious injuries and was also transported by helicopter to St. Vincent Medical Center.

Bentley wore a helmet; Hardee’s helmet use is unknown.

A benefit has been set up for the family. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2411781172370915/.

Neither alcohol nor drug use is suspected in the crash. An investigation continues.

Benefit planned

Staff report