Car and truck collide in Green Township

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – A car and pickup truck collided in Green Township Wednesday morning, injuring two people.

The accident happened about 7:30 a.m.on Route 165 at Route 45.

Lt. Nakia Hendrix with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the pickup truck ran the stop sign at the intersection, hitting a Dodge Neon.

“The pickup in this crash did not yield the right of way for a stop sign traveling west to east on Route 165 across Route 45,” Hendrix said.

The driver of the Neon was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. The driver of the pickup was transported by ambulance.

photo 4The pickup truck flipped over on its side during the crash.

The intersection is known for crashes. Firefighters said the intersection has been the scene of a number of fatal accidents in the past and Wednesday morning’s crash was the fourth or fifth they have been called to there just this year.

Green Township Fire chief Todd Baird said a stoplight would help.

“They made improvements. They hung flashing lights, realigned the road, but I think a traffic control device, which is actually a stop light, would be the remedy to a lot of the severity of this crash,” Baird said.

But at this point, authorities with the Ohio Department of Transportation said there are no plans to install new traffic control devices there.

Hendrix said the accident could have been avoided.

“People need to be paying attention to traffic control devices and obey them, no matter where you are, whether it is this intersection or somewhere else. We just ask people to use caution and obey the laws,” Hendrix said.

Route 165 was blocked off for about two hours as crews worked to clear the road.

The names of the victims have not yet been released and it is unknown if any charges will be filed.

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