Swanton Man Critical Following Crash

A vio­lent two vehi­cle crash Mon­day after­noon has left a Swan­ton man in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

The Ohio High­way Patrol reports that 34 year old Derek Molina was dri­ving east on Frank­fort Road just before 6 Mon­day evening, as 35 year old Cor­rie Nijakowski, also of Swan­ton, was dri­ving north on Ohio 295.

Police say Molina’s vehi­cle slammed into Nijakowski’s vehi­cle at the inter­sec­tion. Molina, who police say was not wear­ing a seat­belt, was thrown from his vehi­cle.

He was flown to Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter, where as of yes­ter­day after­noon, police report he was still listed in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Nijakowski, who was prop­erly restrained, was taken by ambu­lance to St. Luke’s Hos­pi­tal, where she was treated and released.

The crash is still under inves­ti­ga­tion by the High­way Patrol today.

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