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4 airlifted to hospital following crash in Marion County

OSHP says the crash happened along southbound US 23 just south of Owens Road.
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the crash happened just before 3:50 p.m.

MARION COUNTY, OHIO, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says four people were airlifted to a hospital following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Marion County.

OSHP says the crash happened along southbound US 23 just south of Owens Road in Pleasant Township just before 3:50 p.m.

The road was down to a single lane at the time of the crash.

Officials say a construction crew that was contracted with the Ohio Department of Transportation was in the area collecting traffic cones as part of a bridge project.

The crew's trailer and truck were going north in the southbound lanes of US 23, according to OSHP.

A Ford Crown Victoria was going south on US 23, when it merged into the right closed lane and crashed head-on into the construction truck.

The driver of the Crown Victoria and three adult passengers inside the vehicle were all airlifted to hospitals for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. An infant was also inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, but authorities say the child was not hurt.

One worker who was inside the construction truck suffered minor injuries. Another worker who was also in that vehicle was not hurt.

All lanes of U.S. 23 south were initially shut down but have since reopened.

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the crash.