3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on SR 32

MT. ORAB, OH (FOX19) - Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on State Route 32 in Mt. Orab.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Eastwood Road.

Constance Knox, 59, of Russelville, Ohio, driving a 2006 Chrysler Towne & Country Van and a 2002 International straight truck driven by 47-year-old Keith Deiters, of Cincinnati, were both at a red light on the eastbound side of S.R. 32. Timothy Mitchell, 41, also of Cincinnati, was driving a Nissan hatchback approaching the red light intersection.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a preliminary investigation revealed Mitchell failed to recognize the red light and hit Deiters' truck in the left rear side. The impact of the collision caused Mitchell's Nissan to also hit Knox's van.

Mitchell was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Authorities said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening. Mitchell's passenger, Dewayne Deramus, 42, and Knox were taken to Mt. Orab Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP reports alcohol and excessive speed both appeared to be factors in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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