Crash in Morrow County leaves 2 with life-threatening injuries


MORROW COUNTY, Ohio-- The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash.

On Monday, on I-71 southbound at mile post 155, a 2000 Honda Accord had become disabled and was stationary in the right lane. A 2017 Volvo, commercial truck then hit the Honda from behind.

Both vehicles traveled off the right side of the road. The truck's cab and trailer then overturned and struck a tree.

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The car's rear seat passenger was flown to Grant Medical Center by Air-Evac. The driver of the truck was flown to Ohio State University Hospital by Med-Flight. Both of them suffered life-threatening injuries.

The driver and front seat passenger of the car were transported to Morrow County Community Hospital for treatment.

OSHP says drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this case.