Accident Sends Five to Hospital

by Audry Kensicki on April 30, 2010 at 10:16 am

Five people are injured after a two-car collision on Maysville Pike Friday evening.

It happened just before 5 p.m.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sargeant Chuck Merryman, a silver Chevrolet truck was going eastbound on Maysville Pike/US-22 and a Black GMC Jimmy was traveling westbound.

"It looks to us, and we’re still in the investigation phase, the black SUV was turning into the westbound lanes and got struck by the
Chevrolet pick-up truck," said Merryman.

Trooper Trenas Weaver says the Jimmy was driven by 54-year-old Charles Keith III of Roseville, he was not injured. The adult passenger in his car, Lisa Diller of Roseville, was taken by Med-Flight to Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus where she is in fair condition. There were also two children in the Jimmy, one was transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.

Trooper Weaver says the Chevy truck was driven by 59-year-old Beatrice Stemm of Zanesville. She was taken to Good Samaritan and then later transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. Two passengers in her truck were transported to Good Samaritan.

Sgt. Merryman says alcohol may be a factor in the crash. Both lanes were shut down going westbound for about an hour. The accident remains under investigation.