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Pair of accidents reported U.S. 68 and C.R. 57 Tuesday

Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol handled two crashes at U.S. Route 68 and County Road 57 Tuesday afternoon that occurred about two hours apart.

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Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a report of a two-vehicle injury crash about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Route 68 at County Road 57, where one of the vehicles had overturned. A second crash occurred at the intersection at 4:30 p.m. (Examiner Photo/Mandy Loehr)

In the first crash at 2:36 p.m., Marjorie Oliver, 65, of West Mansfield reportedly was operating an eastbound minivan on C.R. 57 when she failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a southbound car on U.S. 68 operated by Martina Hemmeger, 79, of Belle Center.

The minivan then traveled off the roadway and overturned.

Both Ms. Oliver and her passenger, Helen Elliott, 93, of West Mansfield, were transported by squad to Mary Rutan Hospital for non-incapacitating injuries. Ms. Himmeger also reported possible injuries, and was transported by BMRT squad to an area hospital.

Ms. Oliver was cited for a stop sign violation.

Personnel from Huntsville squad and the Bellefontaine Fire Department also responded to the scene, which tied up traffic in the area.

Then at 4:30 p.m., a second crash occurred at the intersection when Allison Marie Hartness, 19, of Laurel, Md., was operating a northbound sport utility vehicle that struck the rear of a northbound car operated by Ashley Wall, 16, of Bellefontaine, that had slowed to make a turn.

Ms. Wall reported possible injuries but was not transported.

Ms. Hartness was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

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