Troopers: Distracted driving factor in crash that hurt 5

Troopers: Distracted driving factor in crash that hurt 5

TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Distracted driving appears to have contributed to a crash that injured five in Warren County Monday night, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers and rescue crews responded to State Route 63 near State Route 741 about 5:18 p.m., the patrol's Lebanon post said in a news release.

A blue 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix rear-ended a tan 2001 Honda Accord stopped in eastbound traffic, the release states. The impact pushed the Honda left of center and forcing it into a head-on collision with a westbound blue 2009 Honda Odyssey.

The driver of the tan Honda was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with serious injuries, according to the patrol.

Four people inside the Odyssey were taken to Atrium Hospital in Middletown with serious to minor injuries, troopers said.

"Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in this crash," the release states. "Distracted driving appears to have been a contributing factor.  The crash remains under investigation."

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