4 hospitalized in head-on crash on Spring Grove Avenue

4 hurt in Spring Grove head-on crash

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Impairment and speed are possible factors in a head-on crash that shut down Spring Grove Avenue for several hours and hospitalized four people early Tuesday, Cincinnati police said.

The road reopened by 5:30 a.m.

Police said at the scene one person suffered life-threatening injuries, and three others were hurt when a silver SUV went left of center and struck a black SUV carrying three people about 1:45 a.m.

Officers described the driver of the silver SUV as a “suspect." He was identified in a police news release as Jabrail Johnson, 28.

He was picked up by another vehicle and fled the scene north on Spring Grove Avenue, police said.

Johnson was found a short time later in a yard on Winton Road with an ankle injury and suspected to be drunk, they said.

Police said witnesses told them the driver left the scene.

He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, along with the occupants of the other vehicle: it’s driver, Deborah Higgins, 35, Sharon Cartwright, 56, and John Cartwright, 60.

None of them wore seatbelts, police said.

They are all listed in serious condition at the hospital, police said the prepared statement.

The Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit is investigating.

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