Update: Driver charged with OVI after crashing into DeGraff market


DEGRAFF – The driver and passenger who were injured in a single-vehicle crash in DeGraff during the early morning hours of July 4 have been identified by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies report that Joshua P. Wamsley, of London, was driving south on state Route 235/Cretcher St. about 3:50 a.m. July 4 when he lost control of his vehicle and veered off the left side of the roadway, striking a utility pole and the north wall of Steve’s Market, 300 Cretcher, causing heavy damage to both the vehicle and building.

The passenger in the car, Brian K. Thompson, of Columbus, was taken from the scene by MedFlight to OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, while Wamsley was transported to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine by Riverside EMS. Neither were wearing seat belts.

Alcohol was said to be a factor in the crash and Wamsley was charged by deputies with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He also received citations for driving under suspension, failure to control, and a seat belt violation.

No one was in Steve’s Market at the time of the accident.

Deputies were also assisted at the scene by the DeGraff Fire Department and Robinaugh EMS.