Wasp to blame for crash that injured 6 people

The area of S.R. 73 where dispatchers say the crash took place
The area of S.R. 73 where dispatchers say the crash took place
The area of S.R. 73 where dispatchers say the crash took place
The area of S.R. 73 where dispatchers say the crash took place

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A wasp is to blame for a three-car crash in Butler County that injured six people.

It happened just before 11:00 a.m. in the 4000 block of State Route 73 near Oxford.

A woman told police that a wasp flew into her car and landed on her arm. As she was trying to swat it away, she lost control and hit two other cars.

Two people were flown to University Hospital and two others were flown to Miami Valley Hospital. The other two people were transported via ambulances to unknown hospitals. All injuries are considered non life threatening.

The names and ages of those injured have not been released, but police say both adults and juveniles were involved.

One of the cars struck a utility pole, causing power to be out in the area. Crews are working to restore it.

S.R. 73 was briefly shut down, but is now reopen.

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