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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