NOBLE COUNTY, Oh.-(WTAP) Update: 5/9/2019
An accident shortly after the head-on collision in Noble County Thursday morning involved three people from Wood and Washington Counties.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a Peterbilt box truck, pulled over to help out with the head-on crash, was struck by a Mazda CX-3 that had swerved to miss debris that remained on the highway after the earlier crash.
The driver of the SUV, Elizabeth Blazosky, 41, of Washington, West Virginia, and a passenger, Amy Johnson, 25 of Marietta, suffered minor injuries.
Another passenger, Michelle Carr, 53, of Belpre, suffered more severe injuries and was taken by helicopter to OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
Two people are dead and one injured, in what the Ohio State Highway Patrol is calling a "wrong-way" accident early Thursday morning in Noble County.
The patrol says, just after 3:30 A.M., a Chrysler minivan heading southbound in the northbound lanes of I-77 struck a northbound Mazda SUV.
The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead from their injuries.
The victims are identified as 33-year old Megan Dunaway of Newark, Ohio, and 54-year old Shelby Farkas of Lower Salem, Ohio.
A passenger in Farkas' vehicle, 18-year old Adam Schilling of Beverly, was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the Southeastern Ohio Medical Center in Cambridge.
The accident remains under investigation. The patrol says the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts.