One killed in Christmas Day crash

Staff Report

An area crash claimed the life a Swanton man on Christmas Day.

Jason Babcock, 27, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Friday morning in Swancreek Township.

A 2004 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Babcock, was traveling east on County Road B when Babcock lost control of the pickup as it crossed the intersection of County Road 2, according to the Toledo post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The pickup ran off the right side of the road where Babcock overcorrected. The pickup re-entered the roadway, crossed the centerline, and traveled off the left side of the road. The pickup struck a utility, and overturned.

Babcock, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The passenger, Paul Cook, 18, also of Swanton, was not wearing a seatbelt. He was flown by air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent’s Hospital. Alcohol and speed are being investigated as causative factors.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by Providence Township Fire & EMS, Swanton EMS, Mercy Life Flight & the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Staff Report