JACKSON TOWNSHIP – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at 3:03 p.m. Monday on Convoy Road at Converse Roselm Road, in Van Wert County.

A 1996 Jeep, driven by Jacksyn Nichols, age 16, of Delphos, was traveling eastbound on Convoy Road. Nichols lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. The Jeep overturned several times and came to rest in a farm field. The right rear passenger, Tanner Mathewson, age 17, was ejected as the Jeep overturned.

Nichols and the right front passenger, Collin Young, age 17, were both wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and received minor visible injuries. They were transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center where they were treated. Mathewson was taken to Mercy St. Vincents hospital by Promedica Air with serious injuries.

The Van Wert Patrol Post was assisted on scene by Van Wert and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Middle Point Fire/EMS, and County Line Auto Wrecking. The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

The Highway Patrol reminds motorists to wear your seat belt and to not drive distracted or after the use of alcohol or prescription medication.