OSHP trooper, another motorist injured in Licking County crash

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HEBRON (WCMH) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper and another driver were flown to area hospitals after suffering non-life-threatening injuries in a crash in Licking County.

The crash occurred at about 10:45 a.m. on State Route 37 north of Interstate 70 in Hebron on Sunday. State Route 37, which is also known as Lancaster Road, has reopened in both directions.

The trooper, identified as Steve Mahl, 45, of the OSHP Granville Post, was flown to OSU Wexner Medical Center. The other driver, identified Cody Masters, 23, of Newark, was flown to Grant Medical Center.

According to OSHP, Mahl was traveling north on Route 37 and Masters was traveling south. Police said Masters drove off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and then crossed the center lane, striking Mahl’s cruiser.

Both Mahl and Masters were admitted to hospitals with serious injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The front of the trooper’s cruiser was heavily damaged and was in a cornfield beside a Marathon Gas station on Route 37.

OSHP was assisted at the scene of the crash by Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Hebron Police Department, Walnut Township Fire and EMS, and Millersport Fire and EMS.

Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash.

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