GAMBIER — A Kenyon College student was seriously injured when he walked into the path of a car on Ohio 229 Sunday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Josuha Stiles, 19, a sophomore from Chelsea, Mich., was taken to Knox Community Hospital by the College Township squad and then flown by MedFlight helicopter to Grant Medical Center. He is listed in critical condition.
The patrol said drug use is a factor in the accident, which occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Ohio 229, a half mile east of Ohio 308.
The driver of the car, David Randall, Mount Vernon, was westbound when Stiles walked onto the road into the path of his car. Stiles was hit by the left front corner and thrown into and broke the windshield. Randall was not injured.
Ohio 229 was closed for nearly two hours while troopers investigated the crash. It is still under investigation by Trooper Nick Shaw, assisted by Trooper Todd Carpenter and Sgt. Justin Hurlbert.