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Neighbor Speaks About Pregnant Woman Who Lost Baby In Head On Crash

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Neighbors of the Licking County woman, who lost her baby after being struck in a head on collision, say their hearts go out to the young woman and her husband who they say works in law enforcement.

"I just feel so bad. You never think it's going to happen to anyone that you know," said neighbor Willie Sayre, who lives near the victim's Heath home.

According to police, 26-year-old Sara Vogelmeier was struck head-on while driving on Interstate 670 early in the morning on February 21. Casey P. Badgley, 25, of Canal Winchester, was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of near Cassady Avenue when his vehicle struck her vehicle.

Badgley was transported to Grant Medical Center in life-threatening condition. He was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., according to police.

Vogelmeier was transported to the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in critical condition. Hospital officials say she was seven-months pregnant. Her unborn son later died.

As of Saturday evening Vogelmeier was listed in fair condition at Wexner Medical Center.

Sayre says Vogelmeier's husband is a deputy with the Licking County Sheriff's Department.

A deputy's car was parked outside of the couple's home in Heath on Friday evening.

"I was kind of shocked, newly married couple, you know, a year or so. [They] had their first child on the way. I know it's going to be a lot of shock to them and a lot of shock to the neighborhood and all their family. It's an awful, awful loss and an awful shock," Sayre said.

For Sayre, the accident is frightening since he says his own daughter travels the same route as Vogelmeier everyday to get to work in Columbus.

"I worry about her every day, you know, ‘cause she travels the same road. I just hate the thought of losing her let alone a grandchild you know," Sayre said.

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