Three vehicle crash near Hide Away Bed and Breakfast under investigation

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In the early hours of yesterday morning, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls in regards to a three-vehicle injury crash located on SR 4 near the entrance to the Hide Away Bed and Breakfast, according to a press release from the sheriff.

A white 2014 Kia Forte driven by 19-year-old Aaron T. Stilwell from Bucyrus, Ohio was traveling south on SR 4 and struck the rear end of a silver in color 2013 Kia SUV that was driven by 37-year-old Jenese Ekleberry from Sycamore, Ohio, said the release.

The car was stopped on the southbound lane of SR 4, attempting to turn east into the bed and breakfast.

Ekelberry’s SUV was pushed into the north bound lane of SR 4, and struck by dark-green 1998 Honda minivan driven by 31-year-old Mattie Ralston from Richwood, the release continued.

Ekelberry’s SUV flipped onto its top.

Eckelberry’s passenger was her nine-year-old son. Ralston and Stilwell did not have any passengers in their vehicles at the time of the crash, according to the officers.

All drivers and the one passenger were transported to the Bucyrus Community Hospital by Life Support Ambulance Service, and the nine year old passenger was flown to Children Hospital in Columbus. Ralston was also flown to Grant Hospital in Columbus.

The crash remains under investigation and Bloomfield and Oceola Towing removed the vehicles from the scene. Troopers from the Ohio Bucyrus Post assisted on scene with traffic control as well, the release concluded.

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