PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a two vehicle crash on US Route 35 Sunday afternoon.
The Preble County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene shortly after 3:30 p.m. and found that a minivan had struck the side of a car, causing the driver to go off the road and into a field where the car caught fire.
The driver 20-year-old driver of the car sustained serious injuries from the accident and was trasnported to Reid Hospital for treatment. His 22-year-old passenger was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight in critical condition, where he eventually died from his injuries.
Authorities believe that the minivan crossed lanes and struck the car on the passenger side but do no believe speed was a factor in the crash. The occupants of the minivan were brought to Reid Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Preble County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this accident. 2 NEWS will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.