One person was flown from the scene and two others were injured when the front end of two pickup trucks collided Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Dawson Road in Dodsonville.
The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said it was dispatched to the accident at 11:19 p.m., and that for a time it had trouble determining who the driver of one of the trucks was.
Richard Sholler, 25, of Clarksville, was driving a 1990 Dodge Dakota when he attempted to drive the vehicle from Dawson Road onto U.S. 50 and pulled into the path of a 2009 Ford F250 driven by Doug Morgan, 45, of Williamsburg, who was eastbound on U.S. 50, according to the state patrol. Morgan’s vehicle ended up at the edge of the road, while the truck Sholler was allegedly driving ended up at the edge of a church parking lot just off the road.
The front passenger side of Morgan’s vehicle collided with the front driver’s side of the other vehicle.
The state patrol said that Tyler Linville, of Clarksville, a passenger in Dodge Dakota, claimed to be driving it, but that witnesses and others at the scene said Sholler was driving.
The accident remains under investigation, the state patrol said, but Sholler will be cited for a stop sign violation and no driver’s license because his license was suspended.
Sholler was flown from the scene to Kettering Medical Center by a medical helicopter that landed at Lynchburg-Clay High School, according to officials at the scene. Morgan and Linville received minor injuries, although at least one of them was transported to a hospital.
The state patrol said it would not know the extent of Sholler’s injuries until Thursday.
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