LIBERTY, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle collision that is believed to have left several people seriously injured early Wednesday morning.
The crash happened on Highway 12 in Liberty Township, in Seneca County, shortly after midnight, soldiers said.
A 42-year-old man is believed to have been driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan along an SR-12 when he turned left in the middle and hit a 2006 Kia Rio going the other way, sending both cars swerving to either side of the road. opposite, the soldiers said.
The Kia was driven by an 18-year-old and there were five other passengers in his vehicle – two 15-year-olds and three 17-year-olds. Only the driver wears a seat belt in this vehicle.
Everyone involved in the crash was taken to the hospital with varying degrees of injuries, including the two passengers in the Kia who were taken to St. Vincent in Toledo.
OSHP reports that “drug use in both drivers appeared to be a contributing factor to the crash.”
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