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Hit/skip crash sends 2 to hospital

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Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol seek information about the identity of the driver of a semi tractor-trailer who fled the scene of a crash about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers report that the southbound semi was driving on U.S. 68 just south of Township Road 219 when it went left of center into the path of a northbound sport utility vehicle operated by Anthony Richardson, 46, of Sidney.

Mr. Richardson took evasive action to avoid the oncoming semi and drove off the right side of the road. His SUV then went back on the road, and went left of center and struck a southbound car operated by Michael Joseph, 57, of Marion.

The semi reportedly left the scene and continued southbound on U.S. 68.

Mr. Joseph and Mr. Richardson each was transported by Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital for incapacitating injuries.

Troopers note that Mr. Richardson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information about the semi driver should call the Marysville Post at 644-8348.

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