Three Seriously Hurt in Overnight Crash

by Brittany Harris on August 22, 2010 at 1:45 am

Three teens are seriously injured after an overnight rollover accident in Coshocton County.

It happened around 2:35 a.m. on State Rt. 651 in Crawford Township.

Sheriff Timothy Rogers says a vehicle operated by 20-year-old Mervin Miller of Apple Creek had been traveling east bound on State Rt. 651 when he lost control of his vehicle while rounding a curve.

Roger says that the vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway and over an embankment causing the vehicle to roll numerous times before landing upright on it’s wheels.

He says that during one of the rollovers, 17-year-old Linda Yoder of Fresno was ejected from the vehicle and was found lying behind the truck. Another passenger, 17-year-old Abigale Mast of Fresno was pinned in the vehicle and extricated by firefighters and EMS personnel.

A medical helicopter was not available, so Miller was transported to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital by ambulance where he is listed in guarded condition. Yoder was transported by ambulance to Aultman Hospital and later transferred to the Akron General Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition. Mast was transported by ambulance to Union Hospital and later tansffered to Aultman Hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Coshocton County EMS, Swiss Valley EMS, Baltic Fire Department, Three River’s Fire District and Prince’s Wrecker Service.

Rogers says that alcohol and excessive speed are considered contributing factors in this crash, which remains under investigation.