One Person Taken by Med-Flight After Head-on Crash

by Katie McGraw on May 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

One person was taken by med-flight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a head on collision near 4480 State Route 37 in Perry County Wednesday evening.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Aaron Vollmer, right before 6 p.m.., a young male driver operating a gold Chrysler sedan was driving east on 37, when he was stung by a bee, causing him to drive left of center, striking a Jeep Liberty traveling west head on.

"The young man driving the Chrysler, wasn’t injured at all,” said Vollmer. “The driver of the Jeep was transported to Lancaster in stable condition and the female passenger of the Jeep was transported to Grant or OSU by med-flight for precautionary reasons, she is on oxygen."

The male who caused the accident was taking full responsibility but it is not that clear cut of an accident.

"Right now the crash is under investigation, the driver will be citing for left of center, but the other driver is under investigation right now for operating a vehicle under the influence. He may or may not be cited pending once we get down to the hospital and run some other tests."

Route 37 was closed to traffic for a period of time to get med-flight in and out and to tow the vehicles that were likely totaled.