Wrong-way driver triggers catastrophic, head-on collision in Port Clinton

Wrong-way driver triggers catastrophic, head-on collision in Port Clinton
File photo - Authorities are investigating after a wrong way driver slammed into another car Thursday afternoon on Route 2. (Source: AP Images)

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed two drivers were flown by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital after a wrong-way driver slammed head-on into another car on Thursday afternoon.

The catastrophic accident unfolded on Route 2 in Port Clinton near Ohio 163 around 2:35 p.m., according to the Port Clinton Fire Department.

Route 2 was closed for part of the afternoon, but the road has been reopened.

According to the Highway Patrol, a 68-year-old man from Marblehead was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox eastbound in the westbound lanes when he crashed into a 2012 Ford F-150, driven by a 26-year-old man from Fremont.

Troopers don’t think alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

The 26-year-old was flown to ProMedica Hospital with serious injuries.

Troopers said the wrong-way driver also sustained serious injuries from the crash.

Authorities said both drivers were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Danbury Police Department, Don’s Body Shop, Port Clinton Fire/EMS Department, Port Clinton Police Department, and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

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