Vehicle, 2 deceased people discovered in water filled ditch in Wood County

Vehicle, 2 deceased people discovered in water filled ditch in Wood County

WESTON, OH (WTOL) - Toledo and Wood County fire crews responded to a fatal incident near Weston in Wood County Wednesday morning.

According to the Wood County Sheriff's Office, they received a 911 call around 11:20 a.m. of a vehicle completely submerged upside down in a creek on Sand Ridge Road just west of Custar Road.

Units from the Wood County Sheriff's Office, Weston Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the scene, it was not known if the vehicle was occupied.

When crews arrived on scene, they say it was determined that additional resources were needed. Grand Rapids Fire Department and Toledo fire dive team were also dispatched to the scene.

Once the recovery was under way, crews say it was found that the vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was occupied by two males.

The driver was identified as 17-year-old Xavier Wensink and the passenger, his 14-year-old brother, Aiden Wensink both from Deshler, Ohio.

Patrick Henry Local Schools Superintendent Thomas Taylor confirms that the boys were Patrick Henry Students. He also explains how the school is planning on handling things Thursday.

"We have called in area pastors and a social agency for assistance in helping our students and staff deal with this tragedy," Superintendent Taylor said Wednesday evening. "We will provide an area at the middle school and the high school for grief counseling for our students tomorrow, and for the coming days."

It is unknown if the vehicle was involved in a crash or how it ended up in the ditch.

At this time, the crash is still under investigation.

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