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Two men suffer serious injuries in Columbia Parkway head-on crash

The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. between these two vehicles, Cincinnati police say. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood) The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. between these two vehicles, Cincinnati police say. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)
Cincinnati police block traffic on Columbia Parkway at Tusculum Avenue Friday morning. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood) Cincinnati police block traffic on Columbia Parkway at Tusculum Avenue Friday morning. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)
COLUMBIA TUSCULUM, OH (FOX19) -

Two crash victims suffered serious injuries in a Columbia Parkway head-on crash that closed the road for about three hours during the morning rush Friday. 

The crash occurred about 5:30 a..m. in the 3800 block of Columbia Parkway.

The driver of a 2006 Honda Civic, Fernando Gomez, 40, was going west on Columbia Parkway when he went left of center and struck a 2005 Acura TL traveling in the opposite direction, driven by Samuel Bakes, 22, according to Cincinnati Police.

Both Gomez and Bakes suffered serious injuries and were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said police.

Gomez was last listed in critical condition and Bakes was in serious condition, according to police.

According to traffic investigators, Gomez was wearing his seat belt, but Bakes was not. They report that excessive speed and impairment were not factors in the crash.

The police department's Traffic Unit is continuing the investigating and asks any witnesses of the crash to contact them at 513-352-2514.

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