Six people, including two with critical injuries, were hospitalized following a three-vehicle crash in Prairie Township. The accident occurred on Wednesday night, September 1st. The crash report revealed that speed played a role in the occurrence.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the crash in Prairie Township around 10:47 p.m. in the area of Hubbard and Dellinger Roads. When they arrived, they found three vehicles and six injured people. The preliminary inquiry showed a gray 2017 Kia Soul was turning from the westbound lane of Dellinger Road.
The car was entering the southbound lane of Hubbard Road. An oncoming black Mercedes CLS heading north on Hubbard at a high rate of speed then hit the Kia. The Mercedes then crossed over into the southbound lane, striking a 2014 Toyota Venza. The Mercedes finally rested in the ditch at Hubbard Road and Stillwater Drive and then caught fire.
The sheriff’s office said the three cars had a driver and a passenger. All six injured persons received treatment at an area hospital, with two in critical condition. Fire department personnel from Prairie Township, Pleasant Township, West Jefferson, and Columbus assisted.
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