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5 people, including 3 children, injured in West Harrison crash

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WEST HARRISON, IN (FOX19) -

Indiana State Police are investigating a head-on crash that injured five people, including three children, on eastbound Interstate 74 at U.S. 52.

The accident was reported just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, dispatchers confirmed.

Investigators said a 2013 Subaru Forester driven by 72-year-old Barbara Frech of Sunman, IN, had just exited westbound I-74 and came to a stop at the intersection with US 52. 

Frech failed to yield to a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan being driven by John Renck, 72, of West Harrison, IN that was traveling eastbound on US 52. 

Frech’s vehicle collided with Renck’s vehicle in the intersection. 

The force of the collision caused Renck’s vehicle to collide with a tractor trailer being driven by 69-year-old David Suddarth of Winchester, IN. His vehicle was stationary on US 52 while waiting to make a left turn onto I-74.

Frech and Suddarth were uninjured in the collision. 

Renck and front seat passenger, 67-year-old Judy Renck were both transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital. 

Three additional passengers in Renck’s vehicle, 10-year-old Jud Renck, 12-year-old Walter Renck, and 12-year-old Jackson Renck, were transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for treatment. 

The condition of the injured is unknown at this time. 

Injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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