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UPDATE: Three injured in wreck near Newport

Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 3:19 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 4/14/21 9:30 P.M.

Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a wreck on State Route 7 near Newport Wednesday afternoon.

A trooper investigating the crash said that it appears a car was trying to turn onto Dana Road when it was rear-ended and pushed into the path of a pick up truck.

Authorities issued a citation for following to close, but have not identified any of the drivers yet.

The wreck closed both lanes of traffic on Route 7 around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, though the highway has since fully reopened.

The crash is still under investigation.

UPDATE: 4/14/21 5 P.M.

NEWPORT, Ohio (WTAP) - A section of State Route 7 near Dana Road in Washington County has reopened after a three-vehicle crash that sent as many a three people to the hospital, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The patrol said two people in one vehicle and possibly another person in a second vehicle were taken to the hospital after the crash, which happened about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday on Route 7 near milepost 40 north of Newport.

Authorities have not released information about their injuries, and the crash remains under investigation.

We will have updates online and during WTAP News and more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: 4/14/21

NEWPORT, Ohio (WTAP) - A section of State Route 7 near Dana Road in Washington County is shut down in both directions because of a three-vehicle crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

As many as three people have been injured in the crash, which was called in to the patrol about about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The patrol said two people in one vehicle and possibly another person in a second vehicle are being transported to the hospital. There is no information about the seriousness of their injuries.

One of the vehicles may have been towing a small utility trailer, the patrol said.

We will have updates online and during WTAP News and more information becomes available.

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