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2-year-old boy seriously injured in Madison County crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Route 42, just south of Interstate 70.
Credit: Ohio Department of Transportation
A look at U.s. Route 42, south of Interstate 70, on May 18, 2021 as the road is blocked due to a crash.

MADISON COUNTY, Ohio - Drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor in a crash that injured a 2-year-old boy in Madison County on Tuesday, according to the Ohio State High Highway Patrol.

OSHP said the crash happened around 1:10 p.m. on U.S. Route 42, just south of Interstate 70.

A woman in a car was stopped on US-42 to make a left turn into a gas station parking lot when a driver in an SUV rear-ended the car, OSHP said.

The car was pushed into the southbound lane and into a van.

OSHP said the boy, who was in the back of the car in a child safety seat, was flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital in serious condition.

The driver and a front-seat passenger in the car were taken to Grant Medical Center to be treated for injures that are not life-threatening, according to OSHP.

The van driver was taken to Madison Health, also with non-life-threatening injuries, while the SUV driver was not hurt, OSHP said.

OSHP said the crash remains under investigation.

No charges have been filed.