The Ohio State Highway Patrol says several crashes on Friday left several people injured.
According to the Highway Patrol, Friday afternoon around 2:15pm 23 year old Matthew Maneval of Pioneer was driving on Ohio 15 north of County Road H when he was hit from behind by 22 year old Jesse Sims of Bryan. Maneval’s vehicle was then pushed into the path of an oncoming car driven by 33 year old Johathan Wade of Montpelier. The Highway Patrol says that a fourth vehicle driven by 39 year old David Weirich of Montpelier was then hit by flying debris. Police say alcohol is suspected to be a factor.
A second crash Friday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. involved a car and a motorcycle.
According to a release from the Williams County Sheriff’s Office, 16 year old Caitlyn McCandless of Defiance turned her vehicle in front of a motorcycle on US 127 operated by 58 year old Timothy Cupp of Bryan.
A passenger on the motorcycle, Sara Nelson of Bryan, was thrown from the bike and was airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical Center in critical condition. That crash is still under investigation according to the sheriff’s office.