Nine injured in Warren County crash

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 71 in Warren County left nine people injured Saturday.

It happened just before 3:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes near mile marker 38.

Police say a passenger van, driven by Joseph Molnar, 47, of Chillicothe, was in the right lane when he attempted to change lanes. At the time though, a car, driven by Nicole Hossack, 21, of South Euclid, was traveling in the left lane.

Hossack swerved to avoid a crash, veering into left barrier and finally overcorrecting to come back onto I-71 where the car and van then collided. Hossack's car continued off the right side of the road into the grass, while Molnar's van went to the left side of the road into the median and then rolled over several times.

Hossack was not hurt in the crash but Molnar and his eight passengers received injuries. Four of the nine were airlifted to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other five were transported to a hospital on the ground with minor injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Charges may be filed following the investigation.

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