December 21, 2014

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UPDATE: Teenager critically injured in Route 301 crash

BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LaGRANGE – A teenager was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Route 301.

ANNA MERRIMAN/CHRONICLE

ANNA MERRIMAN/CHRONICLE

The male teenager was driving a black Ford Taurus northbound on Route 301 at 1:30 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and spun perpendicular to the roadway. His vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a brown PontiacMontana minivan, according to Lt. Travis Hughes with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Both vehicles then slid off the roadway into the ditch.

All the windows on the Taurus were shattered except for the windshield and driver’s side, and the passenger’s side was smashed in nearly to the driver’s seat. Emergency crews had to pry open the driver’s side to extricate the driver, Hughes said.

He said the teen was critically injured and unconscious. He was transported to EMH Elyria Medical Center.

The two occupants of the van were conscious and not critically injured, but both were transported to EMH.

LaGrange Fire Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the crash.

Check www.chroniclet.com for further updates.