September 16th, 2011|
September 16, 2011
A local Marysville, Ohio, high school all-star athlete was severely injured in a car crash yesterday afternoon that also left an elderly man dead and his elderly wife injured. According to 10 TV News, the crash occurred on County Road 57, west of County Road 67, just after 5:30 in the afternoon.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers say that the 17 –year-old quarterback for Fairbanks high School drove his car into an oncoming lane of traffic and struck a vehicle driven by a 77-year-old man from Plain City. The man was taken to union County memorial Hospital, where he later died. His elderly wife was taken to Grant Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.
The young athlete had to be airlifted to Grant Medical Center and also remains in critical condition. Troopers report that the two passengers riding in the athlete’s car had to be taken to Union County Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Coach Morgan Cotter of Fairbanks High School Football Team says the athlete’s parents and him plan to discuss the dangers of the road and report the condition of the athlete to his teammates in their pre-game meeting today.
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