UPDATE: Drivers involved in Route 339 crash still hospitalized as investigation continues

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VINCENT, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE 1/1/2019, 12:00 p.m.:

The Ohio State Highway Patrol releases the names of the drivers in a head-on crash, Monday afternoon, on Ohio Route 339 in Washington County.

Troopers say 49-year-old Melissa Clayton, of Cutler, Ohio, was driving a tan Mercury when her vehicle crashed head-on with a white Kia Forte. Justin Abbott, 37, of Vincent, Ohio, was driving the Kia, with 3 juvenile passengers.

Clayton and Abbott were taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center from the scene, but transferred to other hospitals, later Monday.

Abbott was in stable condition in a critical care unit at Grant Hospital in Columbus as of Tuesday. The hospital confirmed he was still a patient there Thursday. Clayton is in good condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown as of Thursday evening.

The three children with Abbott were taken to the Belpre Campus of Marietta Memorial Hospital. One was discharged with minor injuries, but two others were transferred to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus and are in stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

The Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash to determine which car went left of center.

ORIGINAL STORY, 12/31/18, 3:00 p.m.:

Authorities responded Monday afternoon to a head-on crash on Route 339 in Washington County that injured several people.

According to Sheriff Larry Mincks, multiple patients were taken to local hospitals after the crash just south of Vincent near the Vincent Barlow Church. of Christ.

There's no information available about the extent of their injuries.

The two-vehicle crash happened about 1:30 p.m.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and units from the Barlow, Little Hocking, Belpre and Dunham Township volunteer fire departments were called to the scene.

We'll update this story at WTAP.com and on WTAP News as more information becomes av available.




 
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