Accident Shuts Down Route 224 in Poland Township

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Five people were injured in a head-on crash in Poland Township on Saturday.

It happened around 2:20 p.m. on state Route 224.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Anthony Lopez, 21, of Pittsburgh, was driving westbound when he tried to pass another vehicle before hitting another car head-on.

Theresa Secrest, 70, of Lowellville was driving the car that Lopez hit.

Both Secrest and Lopez were air-lifted to Saint Elizabeth Health Center and are both in critical condition.

Three passengers in Lopez’s car, Heather Michaels, 20, Jarrot Moore, 20 and a 16-year-old female were also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

A section of state Route 224 between Struthers and Quarry Roads was closed for a few hours while the accident was investigated and debris cleaned off the roadway.

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