Two Teens Flown From Rollover Crash Scene
Speed and driver inattention are believed to be contributing factors in a crash that sent two teenagers to the hospital aboard CareFlight Friday evening. The crash happened about 5:45 pm in the four-thousand block of Loramie Washington Road, east of Houston.
Sgt. Joel Howell of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said that the driver of a Honda Accord was heading north in the southbound lane when he came over a slight hill and had to swerve to avoid a head-on collision with a pickup that was traveling south. The driver of the Honda lost control, went off the right side of the road before overcorrecting and going off the left side of the road, rolling three times in a field. Both teenage male occupants of the Honda were ejected from the vehicle. Investigators said they were not wearing seatbelts, but stressed their importance.
“Seatbelts are very important while operating a motor vehicle to keep you safe inside of the vehicle; you must wear them at times, from the time you leave your house until you get where you’re going, or vise versa,” Howell said.
The teens were alert before being flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Their names and conditions have not been released; however, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the pickup also swerved, managing to avoid a collision, and was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s office. Fire and EMS personnel from Houston, Lockington, and Fort Loramie responded to the scene.