Two Carroll County crashes require crash victims to be LifeFlighted within 8-hour span


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Two separate single-vehicle crashes in Carroll County led to crash victims being airlifted to hospitals with serious injuries within an 8-hour period.

The first crash occurred in Lee Township at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 on State Route 43 just past the State Route 9 split.

Bryan Cox, a 20-year-old Carrollton resident, was driving a pickup truck when he was ejected from the vehicle as it veered off the right side of the road, rolling multiple times. Cox was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, while his passenger, 19-year-old Madison Moore, was airlifted to Akron City Hospital in serious but stable condition. Both are expected to fully recover.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, alcohol was not a factor in the crash; however, unsafe speed and failure to negotiate a turn were cited as contributing factors.

The second crash, which involved a motorcycle, occurred near County Road 15 and Township 153 in Harrison Township at 1:35 a.m. on Thursday, May 9.

James Russell, a 41-year-old Carrollton resident, collided with a deer while traveling south on County Road 15, just south of Township Road 153. Russell was airlifted to Akron City Hospital in stable condition after the motorcycle left the roadway following the collision with the deer.