Many involved airlifted to regional hospitals

Last updated: November 30. 2013 10:48AM - 5613 Views
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Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

ADAMS COUNTY — The Grorgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is reporting that a serious traffic accident involving three vehicles occurred Friday night on State Route 73. Several of those involved are residents from Scioto County.

According to released information from OSHP, “a 2007 Dodge pickup truck, operated by Mark Maxwell, 53 of Hillsboro, Ohio was westbound on State Route 73. A 2003 Ford pickup operated by Jason Lute, 30 of McDermott, and a 1999 Ford pickup, operated Chris Thompson, 36 of Rarden were traveling eastbound on State Route 73.”

Though the accident is still under investigation OSHP’s preliminary investigation indicates, “the vehicle driven by Maxwell drove left of center and struck the vehicles operated by Lute and Thompson.”

Cory Thompson, 5 of Rarden, was airlifted to Childrens Hospital in Cincinnati and Mildred Thompson, 28 also of Rarden, was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital. Both were passengers in one of the vehicles and both had serious injuries.

Maxwell was also airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries.

OSHP is also reporting that those with less serious injuries were transported to Adams County Regional Medical Center for treatment.

All of the vehicles involved in the crash sustained what is being described as substantial damage.

The crash remains under investigation by the Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.

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