Five people, including three children, were transported to hospitals following a two-vehicle accident on Ohio 60 near Lowell around 10 a.m. Saturday.
Gale A. Knoch, 36, of Waterford was driving a 1995 Chevrolet pickup south on Ohio 60 when his truck was struck by a northbound 2009 Mazda driven by Matthew Smith, 36, of Stockport, according to a report from the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Investigators reported the Mazda traveled left of center and struck the pickup, forcing Knoch's truck off the right side of the roadway and into a private lawn. The Mazda came to rest on the highway, blocking both lanes.
Knoch and one of three juvenile passengers in the pickup had to be extricated from the vehicle. Smith was also trapped and had to be extricated, using Jaws of Life equipment.
Smith was flown from the scene to Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus where he was listed in serious condition Sunday.
Knoch and all three passengers, ages 1 year, 6 years, and 8 years, were transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital. Knoch was later flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he was listed in fair condition Sunday.
Information about the childrens' condition was not available, but they were not listed as being admitted to MMH Sunday.
Police are continuing to investigate the accident and it was unknown Sunday whether alcohol or drug usage was involved. Seatbelts were reportedly in use by all five involved in the accident.
Lowell-Adams and Beverly volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.