Richmond Township, Ohio — Three teenagers from Sycamore were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Huron County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). Troopers say the crash occurred at approximately 12:02 a.m. on East Township Road 12 and County Road 10 in Richmond Township.
A 16-year-old male was driving a 1997 blue Chevrolet Silverado 1500 eastbound on East Township Road 12 near County Road 10, with a 17-year-old male in the right front passenger seat and a 14-year-old male in the middle rear seat, according to OSHP.
The driver failed to negotiate a left curve and drove off the right side of the road, striking a ditch and overturning. The 17-year-old front passenger was ejected from the vehicle.
The 17-year-old was transported by the Willard Fire Department to Willard Mercy Hospital and later to Grant Hospital in Columbus with serious injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to OSHP.
Both the 16-year-old and 14-year-old were transported to Willard Mercy Hospital by the Attica Venice Reed Fire District with minor injuries. They were also not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, troopers said.
Alcohol and fog are believed to be contributing factors in the crash, which remains under investigation, according to OSHP. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Willard Police Department, Willard Fire Department, Attica Venice Reed Fire District, and Wilcox Towing.