GILBOA — Three people were taken from the scene of a car-truck accident Monday afternoon, including one by medical helicopter, near the Hancock County/Putnam County line.
Mark Maag, 49, of Ottawa, was taken via Life Flight to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima with critical injuries, according to the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Audra Oglesbee, 48, of McComb, went to Blanchard Valley Hospital with unknown injuries, and the passenger in her car, Allison Hammond, 21, of McComb, went to St. Rita’s with critical injuries.
Maag and Hammond were both in critical condition Tuesday, said Courtney O’Banion, communications coordinator at St. Rita’s. Oglesbee was in stable condition Tuesday, said Tiffany Kline, communications coordinator at Blanchard Valley.
State Patrol officials reported in a statement the crash occurred at 4:23 p.m. Monday. Oglesbee drove a 2011 Hyundai Elantra sedan northbound on Hancock County Road 16, which is called Road 1 in Putnam County. Officials reported a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, driven by Maag, failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection of county Road 2 (Road M in Putnam County) as he traveled west and struck the front-right passenger side of Oglesbee’s Elantra, where Hammon sat.
The crash remained under investigation Tuesday and it was unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. Other agencies assisting at the scene included the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Life Squad, Blanchard Township Fire Department, Gilboa Fire Department, Life Flight, Meyers Towing, Putnam County Hazmat, Putnam County Environmental Protection and Mac and Bob’s Towing.