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Crash sends vehicle into house on U.S. 23


Trish Bennett, Editor

Both drivers in an afternoon crash on U.S. Route 23 were transported to Columbus for treatment. (Photo by Trish Bennett)

HARRISON TOWNSHIP – An afternoon crash on U.S. Route 23 sent a vehicle into a house and two people to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday on Route 23 at the intersection of state Route 762.

According to reports, a red Ford Ranger driven by Daniel Howard, 23, of Bloomingburg, was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 23 when a white Ford Escape driven by Lester G. Smith, 78, of Orient, turned into its path.

Smith was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 762 when the vehicles collided, according to Deputy Stacey Eitel, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.

The impact forced Howard’s vehicle off the roadway and into the side of a home on the southwest corner of the intersection.

No one inside the house was injured, according to Chief Eric Edgington, Harrison Township Fire Department, and the house was cleared as structurally sound by the county building inspector.

Eitel said both drivers were unresponsive at the scene and were transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus by Harrison Township and Scioto Township EMS. The condition was not yet available at press time.

South Bloomfield and Commercial Point Police also assisted at the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal