FLORIDA — A two-vehicle crash just south of here Monday afternoon injured three juveniles, one seriously.
The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. at Ohio 281 and Henry County Road 18, one mile east of the Henry-Defiance county line.
A juvenile passenger in one vehicle, Isaiah Schultz 16, Napoleon, was taken from the scene by air ambulance to Toledo Hospital, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office which is handling the crash investigation.
He was a front-seat passenger in a Honda Civic driven by Thomas Miller, 17, Napoleon, who was taken to Henry County Hospital, Napoleon, by Holgate EMS with minor injuries.
Brasen Weible, 10, 700 Carpenter Road, a passenger in the other vehicle (a Jeep Cherokee), was taken by South Richland EMS to ProMedica Defiance Hospital, with minor injuries.
According to Henry County Deputy Ryan Daman, Miller's vehicle was southbound on Road 18 and approaching Ohio 281 at a high rate of speed when it apparently attempted to stop for the stop sign but ran through the intersection and was struck in the passenger side by an eastbound Cherokee driven by Gayle Weible, 40, 700 Carpenter Road.
Weible and another passenger, Aaron Weible, 39, 700 Carpenter Road, were not injured.
Both vehicles were forced into an unharvested cornfield at the southeast corner of the intersection a considerable distance from each other, taking out an Ohio 281 road sign and stop sign.
The Civic came to rest about 100 feet into the field facing northwest with heavy passenger-side damage. The Jeep came to rest in the field facing west with heavy front-end damage.
Authorities closed Ohio 281 at the intersection while first responders handled the scene. The air ambulance landed in a grassy area on the property of Zachrich Trucking, Inc.
Florida-Flatrock Township Fire Department also assisted at the scene.