MINFORD — A two-car accident, which injured four people, including one person that is listed as in critical condition is still under investigation according to the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
According to the state patrol, the accident occurred on State Route 335 at mile post 10 in Minford at 2:36 p.m., March 2, when a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Suzanna D. Lewis, 40, of Lucasville, drove left of center by several feet before striking the Buick Century driven by 82-yeard-old Mary. J. Adams.
Due to the impact of the collision, the Jeep overturned, coming to a rest on its top in the middle of the roadway. The Buick spun and slid off the right side of the roadway where it came to a final rest.
According to the report, Minford squad, Minford Fire Department, Clay 11 and Med Flight were all on scene. Adams was extricated from the Buick by mechanical means. Adams was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center where she now remains in critical condition.
Lewis was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) as well as her front seat passenger, and 12-year-old daughter, Nancy Lewis. Nancy was later transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital by ground from SOMC and is listed in stable condition. A second passenger in Lewis’ vehicle, Madison Warren, was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital and is also listed in stable condition.
The initial investigation report is a contradiction from a statement provided at the scene of the accident, when state patrol placed the fault on the Buick driven by Adams.
“A gold Buick Century came left of center causing the Jeep to flip on it’s top,” Sargent Baisden of the Ohio State Highway Patrol told The Daily Times at the scene of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation to determine whether alcohol or drugs was a contributing factor.