|Alcohol factor in single-vehicle crash|
|Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:04 AM|
LIMA – The Lima Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle injury crash that occurred Friday morning on Interstate 75 south of Breese Road.
Justin L. Reynolds, 22, of Venedocia, was operating his vehicle southbound on I-75 when he drove off the left side of the roadway into the median and struck the retention cable.
Reynolds was trapped inside his vehicle. Shawnee Fire and EMS responded to the scene and extricated him from the vehicle. He was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Corey D. Holt, 24, Van Wert, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. He fled on foot from the scene and was apprehended, with the assistance of Shawnee Police Department, approximately a mile away on Dixie Highway. He suffered an injury to his head as a result of the crash and was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center for treatment.
This crash remains under investigation. Seat belts were in use by both occupants at the time of the crash.
I-75 was reduced to one lane of travel at the Breese Road interchange for a short period of time, while the investigation and clean-up were undertaken. The Shawnee Police Department also assisted Lima Post Troopers at the scene.