LIMA — A two-vehicle crash north of Lima sent two to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
At 4:16 p.m., the Ohio State Highway Patrol was notified of a crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of North Cable and State roads in Sugar Creek Township. Upon arrival, officers found an silver Mercury Mariner SUV on its side in the ditch on the north side of State Road with two people trapped inside. A power pole appeared to have sustained an impact and was broken. The second vehicle, a black Chevrolet S-10 truck, had sustained significant front-end damage on the passenger side with the rear window shattered.
First responders from American Township Fire Department were forced to cut open the top of the Mariner to extract both occupants of the vehicle. The passenger, a white male, was taken out by emergency medical personnel on a stretcher, while the driver, a white female, was able to move on her own, able to sit on a stretcher before laying down to be transported to hospital. Both occupants were transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center, according to the American Township Fire Department. Their conditions have not yet been released.
The driver of the truck, a white male, was conscious and able to walk. He was interviewed by patrol officers at the scene.
No identities of those involved in the crash were given at the scene. A press release outlining the details of the accident will be released, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash remains under investigation.
Officers from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene directing traffic.