BGSU student killed in morning crash, second student and another person hurt

Published: Apr. 17, 2018 at 11:40 AM EDT
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The Wood County sheriff's office says one person was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning.

According to authorities, a southbound Honda Civic and a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee collided around 7:12am. The crash happened on McCutchenville Pike between Dewitt Rd. and Baird Rd. in Perry Township.

The sheriff's office released the names of the victims Tuesday afternoon.

The passenger in the Honda Civic, Shawn Brennan, 27, of Bowling Green was killed. The driver, Brianna Redd, 22, of Dublin, Ohio, was in stable condition. Both occupants were Bowling Green State University students.

The driver of the Grand Cherokee, Sarah Hottenstein, 42, of Fostoria, was extricated from the vehicle and listed in stable condition.

BGSU president Rodney Rogers released this statement:

"It is with great sadness that I write to tell you of the passing of one of our students. Shawn Brennan, 27, of Bowling Green was killed this morning in a traffic accident on State Route 199, just north of Fostoria.

A senior in the College of Education and Human Development, Shawn majored in Adolescence to Young Adult Education, specializing in Integrated Social Studies. He was engaged to BGSU senior education major Elizabeth Royster and planned to graduate in May.

Also injured in the accident was Brianna Redd, 22, of Dublin, Ohio, also a senior in the College of Education and Human Development. She has been admitted to ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Both she and Shawn were student teachers at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School and were on their way to work.

We mourn Shawn’s loss and share the sorrow of his family, fiancée and friends. Condolences to his family can be sent to and we will deliver them.

Counselors are available to help the campus community cope with this loss. The BGSU Counseling Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday or can be reached by phone at 419-372-2081. When funeral arrangements for Shawn are finalized, we'll share the information in Campus Update.

This is a tragedy for our entire University community and for Shawn’s colleagues and students at Fostoria. Let us find comfort and inspiration in his memory and his dedication to teaching."

The incident is still under investigation. There were scattered snow showers in the area around the time of the crash.