Five seriously injured, including children, in Columbiana County crash; alcohol suspected factor

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that sent five people, including three children, to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers were dispatched to a crash on Fife Coal Road at 12:25 p.m. When they arrived, they learned a Jeep Cherokee traveling north on Fife Coal Road collided with a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck heading south. According to OSHP, the pickup truck went left of center, striking the Jeep head-on.

The driver of the Jeep, a 48-year-old woman from Salineville, was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown with serious injuries.

Three children between the ages of 1 and 5, who were passengers in the Jeep, were flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.

The 70-year-old man from Wellsville, who was driving the truck, was flown to UPMC Presbyterian with serious life-threatening injuries.

OSHP say alcohol is a suspected factor of the crash, which remains under investigation.