Several hurt, including infant, in 3-car crash in Ross Township

ROSS TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Several people, including a 5-month-old baby, were injured Monday after a 3-car crash in Ross Township.

The crash happened at the intersection of Layhigh Road and SR 748 shortly after 4 p.m.

Preliminary reports indicate a 2006 Ford Focus, driven by Samantha Salyers, 16, of the Ross area, was westbound on Layhigh and pulled into the path of a northbound 2002 Volkswagon Jetta, driven by Michael Lierer, age 29, also from the Ross area.

After those vehicles collided, the Focus then collided with a 2005 Dodge truck that had been stopped, waiting to turn east onto Layhigh. The truck was being driven by Thomas McCarty, age 49, of Cincinnati.

Salyers and one of her passengers, Cole Hannon, 15, from Ross, were both flown by Air Care to University Hospital in Cincinnati.  Additional passengers Aaron Gillen, 15, from Ross, was transported by squad to Mercy Hospital, and Madison Reed, 16, from Ross, was taken by squad to Fort Hamilton Hospital.  Collin Gross, age 15, Ross Township, was assessed by squad members and released to his parents at the scene.

Lierer and his passenger, his 5-month-old daughter, were transported by squad to Mercy Hospital.  McCarty was not injured in the crash.

Charges are pending against Salyers.  The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

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