MILLWOOD — Three people escaped with minor injuries when their car ran off the road and crashed into a power pole Tuesday at 5:50 p.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said driver Clint Hess, 19, Howard, was eastbound on U.S. 36, two miles east of Millwood, when his 2001 Neon drifted off the left side of the road.
The car hit the aluminum power pole, bending it at the bottom and pulling it from the ground. Hess and his passengers, Alanna Bricker, 20, Mount Vernon, and Alexis Loma, 1, were taken by Eastern Knox County Joint Fire units to Knox Community Hospital for treatment. All were restrained, with the infant secure in a car seat.
Hess was charged with failure to maintain reasonable control. Linemen from The Energy Cooperative had to cut the power to make repairs to the pole; the outage affected 250 customers in the Bladensburg area. Power was restored at 11:30 p.m.
MOUNT VERNON — The drivers of two vehicles, and two juveniles in one of the vehicles, escaped with minor injuries in a crash Monday afternoon on Vanatta Road, at the Ohio 657 and Johnstown Road intersection. The intersection has been the scene of other crashes in the past.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Monday’s crash occurred at 3:10 p.m. Teresa K. Peters, 58, Mount Vernon, was driving north on Johnstown Road and failed to stop at the intersection. Her Jeep collided with a pickup driven by Linn Bebout, 38, Utica, who was eastbound on Vanatta Road.
The Bebout vehicle overturned and traveled more than 100 feet before coming to rest upright in a ditch. Peters’ Jeep, the front end heavily damaged, came to rest in a corner of the intersection. When the Central Ohio Joint Fire District medics arrived they called for a MedFlight helicopter.
MedFlight was canceled but mutual aid was called for from Homer and Hartford departments to transfer the four patients. The patrol did not release the names of the juveniles in the Bebout truck. Peters was charged with failure to yield at a stop sign.