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Overnight – Driver Airlifted After Plunging Car into Stream in Pickaway County


Pickaway County, Ohio (February 16, 2024) – A woman sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Columbus hospitals following a single-vehicle crash late Thursday night in Pickaway County.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene on State Route 56 East near mile marker 126.77 shortly before 11:00 pm after receiving reports of a car submerged in Plum Run stream.

Upon arrival, they found a red Chevrolet that had veered off the road and ended up in the water. The driver, whose identity has not been released, managed to escape the vehicle but sustained significant injuries to her arm and head.

According to law enforcement officials, the woman reported falling asleep at the wheel, causing her to drift off the road. The car struck a wooden fence, with several pieces of wood piercing the windshield before the vehicle came to rest in approximately two feet of water.

Multiple tow companies were called to the scene for removal but because of the complex nature of where the vehicle was located, Scioto Valley Towing’s specialized unit was dispatched for the complicated extraction.

Despite initial treatment at Berger Hospital, the woman’s injuries necessitated further medical attention. She was subsequently airlifted to a Columbus-area hospital for specialized care.

Pickaway County Sheriff office is investigating the accident, and no further details about the woman’s condition or potential charges have been released at this time.