MOUNT VERNON — Two crashes Sunday injured two local residents and a Newark woman. Around 7 Sunday morning, 26-year-old Karrie Harris of Fredericktown was injured when her PT Cruiser left the left side of Ohio 95 near Pinkley Road, striking a utility pole.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Megan Ferguson, Harris fell asleep while traveling east on Ohio 95 toward Fredericktown.
“The vehicle went off the left side and struck a sign and two mailboxes before it came to rest after striking a telephone pole, cracking it in half,” Ferguson said.
Harris was transported by Fredericktown EMS to Knox Community Hospital with minor injuries. Fredericktown Fire Chief Scott Mast said his department responded with a rescue truck and remained on the scene until high voltage lines were cleared by the utility company.
Around 11:45 a.m., the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District responded to a two-vehicle crash with multiple injuries on Wooster Road at County Road 83.
According to EKCJFD Capt. Brian Durbin, the department assessed a total of six patients, and requested mutual aid assistance from the College Township Fire Department squad.
Ferguson said Judith Hedge, 44, of Butler, was driving westbound on Ohio 83 when she failed to yield at the stop sign at Ohio 83 and Wooster Road.
Hedge was driving a 2004 Mini Cooper, with her two teenage daughters and another teenage girl. Hedge’s vehicle struck a 2005 Dodge Ram van driven by David Stout, 52, of Newark.
Ginger Stout, 57, was transported by EKCJFD squad to KCH with what Ferguson called minor injuries. Rosemary Hedge, 17, a passenger in the Mini Cooper, was transported by EKCJFD squad and then by MedFlight to Columbus.
Judith Hedge was charged with failure to yield from a stop sign.