Houston — Two teens were taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital after they were ejected during a single-vehicle rollover crash Friday evening.
According to Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart’s press release, deputies and rescue personnel were dispatched to the 4000 block of Loramie Washington Road on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at 5:43 p.m. on the report of a one-vehicle roll-over crash with two occupants ejected.
Sgt. Joel Howell of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of a 1999 Honda Accord was heading north in the southbound lane when he came over a slight hill and swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a southbound pickup. The driver of the Honda lost control, went off the right side of the road before over-correcting 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.
Both the driver and passenger were transported via CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton to be treated for injuries. The driver and passenger of the Accord were not wearing seat-belts.
“Seat-belts 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 names and conditions of teens 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.
Speed is believed to be a factor.
Assisting at the scene were Houston Fire and EMS, Fort Loramie EMS, Lockington Fire and CareFlight.
The crash remains under investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.