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Four choppers take victims in Friday U.S. 223 head-on crash


Posted on July 17th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Four choppers take victims in Friday U.S. 223 head-on crash

By Melissa Burnor

Two vehicles crashed apparently head-on Friday. In the photo, one of the four helicopters departs with an injured victim. Copyright 2015, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

Two vehicles crashed apparently head-on Friday. In the photo, one of the four helicopters departs with an injured victim. Copyright 2015, River Raisin Publications, Inc.


Five people were transported to hospitals – four by helicopters – after an apparent head-on crash on U.S. 223 west of Grosvenor Highway Friday afternoon. Rescue, fire, and police were dispatched at 2:25 p.m. Witnesses at the scene said a westbound vehicle appeared to cross the center line and struck an eastbound vehicle.
Corporal Benjamin Oram from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office said a total of five people were transported. One was taken to ProMedica Bixby Hospital, he said. Four other patients were taken in separate helicopters, some with critical injuries. Three helicopters left at approximately 3:20 p.m. A fourth landed after the first three left and took a patient towards Toledo at 3:50 p.m.
Oram said the road would be shut down for a significant amount of time while an accident investigation was conducted. Police had the road shut down for about two hours with traffic able to get through at about 4:30 p.m.
No other information was available.





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